Category Archives: Screenwriting

Global Advent: Day 23

The Film: À bout portant [Point Blank] – France The classic thriller made modern is a true work of art. It combines suspense and graphic camerawork with a literary presence to create something that satisfies like a good book but … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 21

The Film: Lola rennt [Run Lola Run] – Germany It begins by telling you there is a philosophical question, but this film won’t answer it. It’s a game, and the game has begun. The first time I watched this film, … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 18

The Films: 6 from Toshirō Mifune & Akira Kurosawa I thought it was important to highlight two of my favorite people in foreign film. There are a few reasons they’re on the list but the strongest of those reasons is … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 14

The Film: The Trip – UK You really can’t be sad watching a film with Coogan and Brydon. It’s one of those indelible laws of nature like gravity or the way a good film can feel as satisfying as a … Continue reading

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Research Plan Outline

Planning Your Script: A Feast of Post-Its “I look at the research/planning phase as a feast. I consume research and notes, gorging myself on things that work, things that don’t, and things that have no point whatsoever, finally hitting that … Continue reading

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Download Scripts of Award Contenders

Download scripts of award contenders: “Anonymous” by John Orloff (Sony) “The Artist” by Michel Hazanavicius (The Weinstein Company) “Beginners” by Mike Mills (Focus Features) “Bridesmaids” by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig (Universal) “Cars 2” by Ben Queen; Story by John … Continue reading

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