Saturday 14 December 2013

Screenwriter's Lecture - Scott Frank

In this lecture, Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Wolverine) illustrates the importance of opening scenes, the challenges his craft encompasses and how, ultimately, "it's all about the words".

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

This writer says if you put a book through the "movie machine", it ends up as a trivialised version of the book, as the screenwriter hasn't made choices. Basically he's saying it can't be the author's story, it has to be the screenwriter's story.

I was also interested in how the actors change so many of their lines, one shortening them, one adding to them.

A movie certainly is a collaborative creative effort.