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Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,650
Posted By reddery
Re: Is 'theme' really everything?

Theme is really just the smart guys' way of writing...

you want the Audience to continue to ask the same question over and over again and answer them with plot points and character motivation.
Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By reddery
Re: Two Midpoints

yeah, uhh... cheers.

What is your character doing in this dualing midpoint?
Forum: Screenwriting 07-12-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,155
Posted By reddery
Re: How important is character arch?

No, protagonists never get married in movies...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,666
Posted By reddery
Re: Are First, Second, Third Screenplays Always Bad?

IMHO, you can't apply this allegory of how to write that great script... until you write on a professional level.

really, you are asking, how can I learn to write like a professional writer, not...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-17-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,399
Posted By reddery
Re: Battle Scenes

How would you rewrite the battle scene in Gangs of New York?
Forum: Screenwriting 06-10-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,238
Posted By reddery
Re: How do YOU write rewrites?

Bottom line, you have to be able to evaluate your own script. Each sceenplay is completely different -- and really that the problem with giving advice.

The problem can be simply your execution of ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By reddery
Re: Average length for a take?

I've heard this from agents-that if you have a commodity-you should put that in the forward, i.e. something that is based on a best selling novel ***...

Could be something like; this is based on...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By reddery
Re: Characters Name


A normal Denny's, Spires-like coffee shop in Los Angeles.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,537
Posted By reddery
Re: Starting with "too many characters"

probably best to take a look at a real script i.e. the Departed.

Character intros are as simple as showing characterization.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,680
Posted By reddery
Re: Passively Accepting the Journey? (Structure)

anything can work.

structure will always be there and when the script doesn't work - that would be the first place I would look at - what's missing in the structure.

But, I think the real answer...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,693
Posted By reddery
Re: A question on voice

1st off I don't know how you're DD, post ing on Done Deal pro, figure you might see the redundancy of those initials'.

My basic point was that I approach, screenplays, as a writer... not that I...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,693
Posted By reddery
Re: A question on voice

most of these people are what you call the "hollywood writer", which hasn't changed in about seventy-five years. They're adapting material and what you perceive as voice is actually their...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,693
Posted By reddery
Re: A question on voice

As a WRITER, not a READER of scripts; I think it's what information you can add to the screenplay.

Personally, I don't think there is any screenwriter, working professionally now-a-days that have...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,122
Posted By reddery
Re: How strict are readers? (80 pages too short for spec?)

This seems like childish arguement and something I have to be a part of...

it's not always one minute a page.

My favorite part of this thread was when someone chimed in with the only little...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By reddery
Re: Villain's Plan--active antagonist--help!

they are Two Different Genres. What will work in an action movie, can't work in a detective story(or mystery)

Think about it...

telling a story two different way. It's a decision you make in the...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By reddery
Re: Never "divorce the action from the storyline"

I would imagine this is in reference to scene writing not specific to an action scene.

Making the point that it streaches across the board, and as we change genres, actions/scenes are explored in...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-08-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,773
Posted By reddery
Re: Throwdown: Hamboogul vs. Jeff Lowell

I really like how B has a MC and the MC has POV, really unique elements for a screenplay.

But, I also like the spacing in A... hmm.

I'll have to vote for B
Forum: Films 02-05-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,378
Posted By reddery
Re: Current Actors That Remind You Of Legends?

Clooney looks just like Clark Gable (

Most of these comparisons are Wack-a-doo
Forum: Screenwriting 01-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,074
Posted By reddery
Re: Don't Depilate!

It's a throughline for an Epic Monologe.

So it's not really a group effort, but exploits of mutiple individuals :love:
Forum: Screenwriting 01-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,373
Posted By reddery
Re: What genre do you write?

I think you're in the wrong part of the Video Store.


Are you in a video store or is it a... well are there little booths in the back that you use tokens to play these 'Movies'?
Forum: Screenwriting 01-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,373
Posted By reddery
Re: What genre do you write?

I was just exploiting your typo for comedic results. You typed Big Pretty i.e. you're a -- Big -- Pretty -- Horror junkie. e.g. Kevin Smith

maybe English isn't you're language
Forum: Screenwriting 01-29-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,373
Posted By reddery
Re: What genre do you write?

I found this very telling at the same mysterious
Forum: Screenwriting 01-29-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,373
Posted By reddery
Re: What genre do you write?

Those 2 do always have some sort of Self Sacrifice at the end of their scripts. But, then again, so do a lot of people...

Personally, me: I write about ****. Big, Stinky, smelly ****. You know...
Forum: Films 01-29-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By reddery
Re: The King's Speech

This guy is just giving away all the great secrets to writing screenplays on youtube. Who couldn't write a great screenplay after watch just 2 of those videos?
Forum: Screenwriting 01-08-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,542
Posted By reddery
Re: Beyond Dialogue Subtext


Guess the way I am reading it is it's more on an appeal to the audience on a moral issue.

Pesonally i would say it's, there's "no justice in the old West". And you feel that way until...
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