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Mad Men, Letterman, Rupert Gee and Me...

I stopped watching David Letterman’s Late Show regularly a long time ago when he seemed to be falling back on stale bits and spending most of the show on digressive grumblings that went nowhere. 1,223 more words

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Adaptation

I really liked the opening monologue delivered by Nicolas Cage- what a way to hook you in. The next scene prompted me to wonder- who or which movie was the first to use a time lapse of the Earth from billions of years ago to the modern day, in their movie? 334 more words

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The name's Piphany. E. Piphany

Progress on the first draft of the low-budget comedy spec has been slow but steady; averaging about 2-3 pages a day. It’s a smart move to accept the fact that the first draft of anything you write is going to suck, because it always does. 423 more words

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Writing Like Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral

Alfred Hitchcock famously said that the three most vital elements of a film are ‘the script, the script, the script.’ He worked closely with his writers to construct the film, from the very beginning, on paper. 768 more words

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Character Building - The Tier Method

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Greetings, Movie Buffs!

So one thing has finally happened for me: A few months back, I sent out a small mass email to a few contacts to get feedback on a project I’m working on. 1,143 more words

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Process (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a document that lays out my process for writing a feature screenplay. Last time, I covered loglines, ideal files, beat sheets, and note cards. 972 more words

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