How to Understand the Inherent Vice Screenplay

This awards season we are presented with an unusual beast of a screenplay - an adapted piece of screenwriting (deemed unadaptable) that's metaphysical schizophrenia lends itself to the day-to-day world of Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pot smoking Private Investigator whose paranoia runs deep. As onlookers into his mindset, and the 1970's...
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Big Eyes: Simplistic and Shallow Screenwriting

And the explorer of the outlandish takes a break. After two “in familiar territory” yet middling films Alice and Dark Shadows, Big Eyes marks Tim Burton’s return to more grounded material. As to whether these eyes are worth a look? Yes – but the effect could have been more affecting.
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Gimme the Loot: Easygoing Screenwriting

SXSW winner Gimme the Loot is a smart, slice-of-life film that follows Sophia (Tashiana Washington) and Malcolm (Ty Hickson), two aspiring teenage graffiti artists, through the streets of New York City, as they struggle to raise the money to be able to “bomb” the ultimate location: the Mets’ Home Run...
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