Using this list of the 40 Greatest Opening TV Scenes of All Time from the ScreenRant website, we were asked for a suggestion for our favourite opening scene. Even before I scrolled … Continue reading Great Scenes
This week has been a good reminder about the basics of structuring a screenplay using the three-act structure, including where particular plot points / beats are “expected” to go. I … Continue reading Week 5: Reflection
Here’s a step outline for my script. 1. EXT. BOOK STORE – DAY MICHAEL WOOD steps out of the bookstore, locks the door behind him. He quickly reads through something written … Continue reading Writing the Step Outline
Mae (Watson) is in a dead-beat job with a broken-down car. So when she lands a job at the prodigious company The Circle, she feels like her life is turning around. Gradually she discovers the truth about what is happening there…
Mija (An Seo Hyun) has lived all her life with Okja – a so-called ‘Super Pig’ – as her best friend in the mountains. When the Mirando corporation declares Okja the winner of the best Super Pig competition, Mija travels to America to try and rescue her friend from the slaughterhouse.
When Casey (Taylor-Joy) and her two friends are kidnapped, they soon discover that their kidnapper (McAvoy) has multiple personalities – some less friendly than others.
It is very rare to watch a film where there are two protagonists, never mind a film where both are written to be so complex. They share little screen time … Continue reading Dual protagonists in Michael Mann’s “Heat”