Sex Sells. Try Some In Your Screenplay.

The film adaptation of the worldwide literary hit 50 Shades of Grey hasn’t even come out yet and it’s already got moviegoers anxious for Valentine’s Day 2015. Evidently, sex sells. Even the mention of it gets people excited. So as writers, we cannot be afraid to try some out in our screenplays.
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Modern Times, Metaphor and Visual Storytelling

At the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times was shown accompanied by a live orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.  I had not seen the film for many years and was particularly struck by the visual storytelling and the use of metaphor; two points I detail in...
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Write Great Screenplays by Reading All Screenplays

In order to become well versed at a craft, one must do more than practice. Athletes, comedians, even surgeons have to watch footage of themselves and others doing what they do. They learn by watching, then by doing. And writers can learn to write well by reading screenplays. English writer...
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