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By Admin · June 19, 2019
Learn why the script for DAZED AND CONFUSED works so well with this free guide.
How does a screenplay with multiple lead characters that have no true arc or defining moment, as well as a narrative that has virtually no plot, manage to stand the test of time? Enter Dazed and Confused. // Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age rock and roll cult classic tells the story of Texas high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976 — America’s bicentennial. // Handling ensemble dramatic comedies is a difficult task. Linklater managed to craft a compelling, funny, and cathartic cinematic experience that juggled multiple characters so well. // Here we will analyze lessons that Dazed and Confused can teach us about writing ensemble dramas and comedies — or any type of genre. These lessons collectively offer screenwriters ways in which they can add more depth to their characters and stories.