Friday, April 29, 2011

How not to write a movie script

Screenwriter Dave Trottier gives the aspiring script writer 10 flubs to avoid. (And the comments to the piece are as good as the piece itself.) One example: 'I just read a four-page dialogue scene where the characters discussed what they had done and what they were going to do. Those four pages were followed by the following paragraph:

A raging gun battle ensues. Martinelli is eventually killed.

Riveting, isn’t it? Somehow, I think the reader would like to see more action details of this cinematic moment and hear a little less dialogue about all that’s been happening and will happen. At the very least, we’d like to know who killed Martinelli.' More... (via)

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