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Forum: Films 08-22-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 686
Posted By nmstevens
Re: What has been your favorite Summer movies so far?

Midsommar

The Nightingale.

Looking forward to The Lighthouse.
Forum: Films 08-21-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,034
Posted By nmstevens
Re: "Bad" Movies You Love

Okay, it's easy to pick low budget movies like The Beginning of the End (Giant Grasshoppers) or From Hell it Came (walking tree monster) or War of the Gargantuas (actually an Americanized sequel to...
Forum: Basics 08-21-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 25,504
Posted By nmstevens
Re: How important is voice in screenwriting?

Maybe somebody would put up an argument, but I'd say -- Zulu.

The massacre at Islandwana, I would think, qualifies as the inciting incident and it certainly happens immediately before the beginning...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-09-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,775
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Scene with no dialogue

Just want to toss my thoughts in.

While I agree with the various suggestions regarding formatting, for me there's a larger issue.

Scenes in general are about intention and obstruction. Somebody...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,985
Posted By nmstevens
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I don't know what you mean by having fun.

And you can keep on saying the above and, sorry about this -- you can just plain keep being dead wrong.

A screenwriter has a voice in every word of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,985
Posted By nmstevens
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

I think that we're speaking at cross purposes.

The content of particular scenes inevitably varies throughout any given movie.

An action movie, for instance, may have funny scenes or scary scenes or...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-25-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,985
Posted By nmstevens
Re: How Tone and Voice = Writer's Style (attitude and personality)

It is not just the dialogue. The dialogue inevitably reflects the personality of the various characters, which inevitably differ according to the characters themselves.

The script itself, has its...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-30-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Cut To:

Sorry to have to keep saying this but --

-- my work has taken this journey from spec script (or commissioned script) to production draft and fundamentally, the only difference is that,

1) you need...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,465
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

I think that industry professionals simply want to know what the movie is going to be about. Since the overwhelming majority of consist, centrally, of a protagonist, an antagonist, and a goal --...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Character arc

The so-called character arc, in principle, is the resolution of that "want/need" aspect of the protagonist.

That is why, in some ways, using the term "character arc" can sometimes be misleading...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,465
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Log The Line... LOGLINES

My two cents -- there's no connective tissue between the first part of the idea -- discovering the warp holes, and the second part of the idea -- saving his father who he thought was dead.

I mean,...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-26-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By nmstevens
Re: What do you like to do when you finish a script?

Proof it. Give it to my wife to read. Have the Final Draft read-aloud feature read it out loud so that I can proof it again.

Usually, I'll take a nap somewhere in there.

Then i'll do a proofing...
Forum: Films 04-10-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Captain Marvel

I saw it awhile ago and I found myself really under-excited by it all. I neither liked nor disliked what was supposed to be the SJW-ness of it all. That was really, from my perspective, beside the...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-27-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Dialogue question

Just for the record, while you can do it either way, and the latter way can save a line or two, I remember back when I received the official "style sheet" from Warner Brothers when I had an...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-15-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Changing real life names

I've worked on true life stories and you'd be amazed at the liberties that are commonly taken. We reduced the number of children, changed their names, changed the amount of time that a story took...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-15-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Intercutting two scenes

You can intercut anything if you really want to. Honest, there really is no rule about it (despite people who are probably going to site rules).

The only real rules is -- does this move your story...
Forum: Screenwriting 02-06-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Shaving pages

As a rule, I never tamper the font or the margins, but only deal, if I'm off by maybe five or six pages in FD, with trimming widows. Especially because of the way that FD formats, you'd be amazed at...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-19-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By nmstevens
Re: When is it too much action?

What has always guided me in scenes like these - and in writing horror scenes or comedy scenes (which I also have to write occasionally) is one simple idea --

Action scenes (or horror or comedy or...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-07-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Partnerships, collaboration, "great ideas," and writing for free

I think that there are as many different ways to collaborate as there are writing partnerships.

The key point is that genuine writing partnerships consist of two, (count 'em) -- TWO professional...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Partnerships, collaboration, "great ideas," and writing for free

The world is full of people who have "great ideas" for movies. In fact, there are times that I suspect that there are more "great ideas" for movie than that are actual people in the entire...
Forum: Basics 01-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Voice-Over "anchor"

You so need a new slug line because it's a new scene, just as if you'd cut back to any other location after leaving it for fifteen pages and returning to it.

On the other hand, if nothing has...
Forum: Films 12-16-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Triple Frontier

Look, I've been a fan of science fiction and fantasy since forever, so I'm well aware of the principle of suspension of disbelief.

I am fully aware of the fact that, almost certainly, nothing in...
Forum: Films 12-15-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Triple Frontier

Okay -- so call me a big spoiler-pants, because that's what I am.

So, on the one hand, big leader says, and it's correct -- if we do this (that is, rob the cartel up umpty-million dollars) we can...
Forum: Screenwriting 11-01-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By nmstevens
Re: expensive scene - low budget film

Unless the scene involves some sort of stunt flying, I wouldn't think that simply having a scene in the cockpit of a small plane is necessarily an exceptionally expensive scene.

I mean, you'll do...
Forum: Films 11-01-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By nmstevens
Re: Bad Times at the El Royale

I saw a screening a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it at the time, although I found the ending a bit of a letdown -- but if you were to ask me right now to tell you what was wrong with the ending or to go...
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