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How would you show the dialogue in a one sided phone call?
I've put (beat) to show the pauses where the character on screen is listening to what the other person is saying but don't want to see/hear what's being said.
But it just looks.... wrong.
Deus Ex Machine
02-06-2005, 05:58 PM
Deus talks on the phone.
What up?... Oh yeah.
You know it.
That's right. These all work.
02-07-2005, 01:12 PM
i use ellipses (as does woody allen, which is where i first saw them used in this way). so, the dialogue block looks something like this:
Natali picks it up again and dials.
Hi, Jared? It’s Natali. You gave me
your phone number, said... Yeah, that’s
me. I’m just feeling... I just want
someone to talk to right now. Do you
think we could get together for coffee
or... Okay. I’ll see you then.
02-08-2005, 07:06 AM
Here is my version of events:
The phone rings, on the other side of the line is Gina.
Hi, what are you doing? It's...too early!
OK! I'll come around this afternoon.
See you, please make sure you are ready by 2pm.
Jack ends conversation and finally wakes up.
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