From Script to Screen will analyze the iconic and monumental moments in produced screenplays from all across the cinematic landscape and address how filmmakers improved or even hindered the written word by examining these three areas: FROM SCRIPT: How It Reads, THE SCENE: How It Looks, TO SCREEN: How It’s Improved (Or Not).

Jacob's Ladder (1990): The Ending

Being a director is tough.  Not only are directors responsible for every aspect of production from locations, to casting, to costumes, to camera placement, but from time to time they're also charged with translating the esoteric and metaphysical into a series of moving images that will be tangible and understandable...
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The Matrix (1999): Lobby Scene

In most scripts, one page is roughly equivalent to one minute of screen time.  The Lobby Scene from The Matrix (Scene #150) breaks this rule.  It is a single page, but it lasts a little over three minutes total on screen.  The Wachowski brothers left out significant detail to accomplish...
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Five Easy Pieces (1970): Bobby & Rayette

As a director, the most difficult conflict to convey in cinema is the one happening within.  Five Easy Pieces (1970) does an admirable job of comprehensively presenting a man, Bobby Dupea (Jack Nicholson), whose inner-state is completely at odds with his visible activity.  The script's primary technique is to surround...
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