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Roger Deakins On Ivan's Childhood | Top Cinematographers Reveal Their Favourite Movie Moments | Empire | www.empireonline.com

Roger Deakins On Ivan's Childhood | Top Cinematographers Reveal Their Favourite Movie Moments | Empire | www.empireonline.com | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
8 Mar 2014: In depth looks at all the movies that matter as well as quizzes, fun and games from the world's leading film magazine.
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25 Great Extended Shots in Film History :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

25 Great Extended Shots in Film History :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
From Hitchcock and Welles to Tarantino and Cuarón, here are some of the greatest examples of the long take in film history.
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Mad Screenwriter: 3 Act Structure: Pros and Cons From The Writing Gurus

Mad Screenwriter: 3 Act Structure: Pros and Cons From The Writing Gurus | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
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Charlie Kaufman: why I wrote Being John Malkovich

Charlie Kaufman: why I wrote Being John Malkovich | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
The cult screenwriter relives his big breakthrough – and offers a few writing tips...
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Alexandra Sokoloff: Nanowrimo: Narrative Structure Cheat Sheet

Alexandra Sokoloff: Nanowrimo: Narrative Structure Cheat Sheet | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
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Conflict Through Dialogue: Inglorious Basterds – The Script Lab

Conflict Through Dialogue: Inglorious Basterds – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
What's the fastest way to kill your film stone dead? Bad dialogue. It can be clunky, clumsy, overlong, unnatural, cheesy, dull, reveal too much of the film, even reveal too little of the film.
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Sunday Blog: Structure vs Theme, and Dire Hollywood Movies - Lone Gun Manifesto

photo by aaron schmidt Mark Twain once composed an essay about how to tell a story, in which he wrote: " There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kind -- the humorous. I will talk mainly about that one.
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Ten Dialogue Musts – The Script Lab

Ten Dialogue Musts – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
In their book The Tools of Screenwriting, David Howard and Edward Mabley illustrate ten things the screenwriter must accomplish when writing dialogue: 1.
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Go Into The Story: Screenwriting 101: Angelo Pizzo

Go Into The Story: Screenwriting 101: Angelo Pizzo | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
As writers, we go into the stories we create. I offer this blog as a resource to those interested in screenwriting and the magic of movies, characters, plot, theme, dialogue, and subtext.
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Resource of the Week: My PDF Scripts « the writers' room ottawa

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Pulp Fiction Killed Film School – The Script Lab

Pulp Fiction Killed Film School – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
I had always loved movies, and when it came to declaring a major in college, I'd be lying if the allure of the Indiana Jones adventuring archeologist didn't cross my mind, but it wasn't until Pulp...
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Top Ten Screenplay Essentials – The Script Lab

Top Ten Screenplay Essentials – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
There are many parts to building a screenplay. It's a mistake to think you just sit down and write one.
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Spike Lee Reveals List of Essential Films for Aspiring Filmmakers :: Movies :: News :: Paste

Spike Lee Reveals List of Essential Films for Aspiring Filmmakers :: Movies :: News :: Paste | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
"Educate yourself. Learn. Grow. Evolve. Make great films."
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Screenplay Format Examples | SCREENWRITING | "How to Format a Screenplay"

Screenplay Format Examples | SCREENWRITING | "How to Format a Screenplay" | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
SCREENPLAY FORMAT EXAMPLES: Format your screenplay properly to
smooth your way in Hollywood.
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Mad Screenwriter: Writing Screen Dialogue: More than just talk...

Mad Screenwriter: Writing Screen Dialogue: More than just talk... | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
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ScriptShadow: 10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From Say Anything

ScriptShadow: 10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From Say Anything | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Professional Screenplay Reviews and how to learn from them.
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Bizarre short film imagines Paris abandoned and flooded for mysterious reasons

Bizarre short film imagines Paris abandoned and flooded for mysterious reasons | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
I'm not sure what filmmakers Olivier Campagne and Vivien Balzi were attempting to achieve with their atmospheric short movie 5:45 am, but it certainly should appeal to those who were partial to the opening scenes of 28 Days Later.
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When Voice Over Works – The Script Lab

Every writer has a different take on Voice Over, but for the most part, the usual argument goes something like this: McKee: God help you! It's flaccid, sloppy writing.
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Templates – The Script Lab

Templates – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
The Script Lab is an online resource for screenwriting, creating innovative tools to help the rapidly expanding field of consumer and professional screenwriters succeed in a competitive marketplace.
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the-ten-rules-of-screenwriting from filmslatemagazine.com - StumbleUpon

RT @FilmSlateMag: The Ten Rules of Screenwriting | http://su.pr/1iXlvL...
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Templates – The Script Lab

Templates – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
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Character Questionnaire – The Script Lab

Character Questionnaire – The Script Lab | Screenwriting Fundamentals | Scoop.it
1. How does your character think of their father? What do they hate and love about him? What influence - literal or imagined - did the father have? 2. Their mother? How do they think of her?
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PAUL HAGGIS Screenwriting Lesson

Acclaimed writer-director Paul Haggis has been a fixture of television and film for over 25 years. In this wide-ranging interview, the Oscar®-winning co-scr...
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