5 Plot Point Breakdown: Parasite (2019)

5 Plot Point Breakdown: Parasite (2019)

Screenplay Genre: Thriller/ComedyMovie Time: 132 minutesBeware spoilers! 1. INCITING INCIDENT The Kim family — Ki-taek (father), Chung-sook (mother), Ki-jeong (daughter), and Ki-woo
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5 Plot Point Breakdown: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) — Cliff’s Story

5 Plot Point Breakdown: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) — Cliff’s Story

Screenplay Genre: Drama/ComedyMovie Time: 161 minutesBeware spoilers!Note: There are arguably two main story threads within this film. The first is
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The Problem With Capital Letter Themes

The Problem With Capital Letter Themes

Theme is tricky. Just when we think we’ve caught it and wrangled it into submission in our scripts, it wriggles out
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How to Understand Your Character’s Conscious and Unconscious Motivations

How to Understand Your Character’s Conscious and Unconscious Motivations

What are the differences between conscious and unconscious character motivations?Welcome to our ongoing Learning from the Masters and Industry Insiders series where
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The Great Screenwriters: Part 24 – Harold Pinter

The Great Screenwriters: Part 24 – Harold Pinter

Such was the primacy of cinema as a storytelling medium in the 20th century that many of the greatest writers
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How Christopher Nolan Develops Movie Concepts

How Christopher Nolan Develops Movie Concepts

How does a writer/director like Christopher Nolan choose his movie concepts?Welcome to our ongoing Learning from the Masters and Industry Insiders series
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It can feel like a longshot when submitting to screenwriting competitions, especially if you live outside of a major film…

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3 Common Film Festival Myths Debunked

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What are some of the most common film festival myths that screenwriters and filmmakers believe in, but aren't true? Welcome…

Screenwriting Tips on Writing Action That Pops

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What are some simple screenwriting tips on writing action that pops off of the page and engages the reader? Welcome…

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