John Wick

How To Create An Emotionally Driven Crazy Person

Sometimes when the worst happens, we have to live and let live. Other times, it’s completely normal to go insane. Derek Kolstad’s screenplay for John Wick – alternatively titled Scorn – has exactly that happen. In it, we see a man take a heavy loss and let go of his better judgment to exact...
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How To Put Artificial Intelligence Into Your Screenplay

“The future is now!” may be a quote from The Cable Guy, but it’s a very true statement. By the time you finish reading it, we’ll be that much closer to autonomous cars and robot maids like Rosie in The Jetsons.  Alex Garland’s screenplay and subsequent movie Ex Machina feature a world in the not too distant future...
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Character Creation: Personality Core

The personality core, however, is much more complex and will fill up a large portion of the body of the character iceberg. The six basic areas include: Strengths and Weaknesses; Complexities; Emotions; Attitudes; Values; Unique Qualities and Quirks. Strengths and Weaknesses A character defined by only strengths or only weaknesses is...
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