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Forum: Screenwriting 10-20-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,568
Posted By Julysses
Re: Note To Gucci: Mazin's Point On "Summing Up Your Characters"

This is a great drama thread between JoeNYC and Gucci, flashbacks of Craig Mazin and Jeff Lowell added to the drama... they heighten the response of the protagonist

it does get compelling and Gucci...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-20-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By Julysses
Re: At what point do you usually move on to the next script?

sounds like the reader didn't feels the tone of the script complimented the protagonist and that your pacing doesn't fit the genre

he could be completely wrong in his eval, but seemed like he was...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-20-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,568
Posted By Julysses
Forum: Screenwriting 09-18-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,958
Posted By Julysses
Re: Bring yourself to your scripts

I wouldn't disregard something that scifi, action or thriller as being not a personal story... even a horror movie

they are all interpersonal conflicts with characters ... and that struggle creates...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-17-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,958
Posted By Julysses
Re: Bring yourself to your scripts

some reason i thought you were talking about SUBTEXT in writing and was think about a foot massage and what it really means to give a good foot massage

does it mean you're into feet, like sexually...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Julysses
Re: Yet another movie...

with fade in to fade out, studios are writing commercially... anything not produced by a studio is up in the air, even at that it's really the notes and development that can fail.

if you had a...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Julysses
Re: Yet another movie...

I think the dog is a different dynamic than kids

maybe the dog signifies someone that has trouble in relationships and the children relate to a need for matrimony or stability?

you know what they...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-01-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By Julysses
Re: Yet another movie...

it is an interesting dynamic, you have a young sexy woman, you get children for the comedy, but the women is also single and not a mother, so she available for romance

those quirky kid moments,...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,122
Posted By Julysses
Re: SCRIPT LENGTH: let's take a poll

idk, long as it should be, short as it can be...

why do you ask?
Forum: Screenwriting 08-15-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By Julysses
Re: Phone calls

just be consistent with your writing style so a reader can understand what you're trying to convey
Forum: Basics 08-15-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,785
Posted By Julysses
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

there's successful script where the I.I. happens off screen?
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-05-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,739
Posted By Julysses
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Comic,

I wonder what the stat are on 1st kiss to page to box office #s

RotLA it's 93 minutes in

Moonlight 54 minutes
Forum: Screenwriting 08-04-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Julysses
Re: Naming characters

Probably just read screenplays and see how they do it

but, it's sorta a catch 22 where if you name a character, then you probably going to give them lines and you'll probably want to give them some...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-16-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By Julysses
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

so this isn't trailer moments where you have the most extreme, usually early 2nd Act moments, that demonstrate theme, but don't push the plot forward?

seems like if you took the introduction of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By Julysses
Re: What is a hook and do I need one?

the hook is part of the song that's repeated over and over again because they are too lazy to write lyrics
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

couldn't hurt... you're talking about the reader who passes on your script to a producer?

do you think the Director and department heads are going to read your drama prose in the action lines and be...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I don't know who you are RD, why would I care at all...





you saved it to your computer, BUT, you know it by heart?

it's like an oxymoron in spacial form or something
Forum: Screenwriting 07-14-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

seems like the same people who never want to discuss screenwriting and only share links to 'screenwriting gurus' are the one getting upset... go figure

you don't know me personally, you just feel...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Julysses
Re: How to respond to notes

some notes are good

when I googled it, all I found was tweets by Mazin saying how to change the last season/ending of GoT

Wonder what Frank Darabont thinks about the Walking Dead last few...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I was just setting you up, because I do think you and few people around here don't care about the craft of screenwriting, you just to be right and hope some professional writer will take you under...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Julysses
Re: How to respond to notes

Mazin worked on Game of Thrones?
Forum: Screenwriting 07-06-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Forum: Screenwriting 07-05-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

you empathize with a character and a situation, not a choice of words in an action line... not sure a women getting emotional is... what book are you talking about?
Forum: Screenwriting 07-05-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

in the in-fighting about semantics in sorta out of hand at this point, but yes.

you're like the 100th person to come on and debate the subject instead of discussing the actual topic.



my point...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-03-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,427
Posted By Julysses
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

Final, I think you are hyperfocused on that you can tell a story with the action lines... you need to the Actors and Director do their work

here I'll write a short scene:




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