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Old 03-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is 115 Pages too Long for a Spec Comedy/Drama Script?

Make sure it's a *great* 115 pages.

I was at a film fest once and complained about how long a short film was. One of the fest people told me it was only 3 minutes. That was the longest 3 minutes in the history of film. It's often not the length, but what you can do with it.

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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Woah woah woah, step back, man, it's MY job to derail threads with nonsequitur double-entendres.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #14
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Remember, our perception of time is psychological -- it can be manipulated. A script that's 100 pages with only 8 lonnnnnng boring scenes, reads twice as slow as a 150 page action thrill ride with 200 scenes.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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115 is fine.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #16
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Default Re: Is 115 Pages too long for a Spec Comedy/Drama Script?

After a fair debate not long ago on DDP, I'm of the opinion that it's not the number of pages as much as what's on those pages.

If the majority of the pages are overwritten, then 115 could be too long. You want it to be a 'good' read and not a chore.

If your pages are tight and relevant, then 115 is fine.


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Old 03-19-2013, 11:25 AM   #17
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Default Re: Is 115 Pages too long for a Spec Comedy/Drama Script?

Thanks for your input everyone and again I apologize for creating another "length" thread.

Anyway I made a couple of small in the last week and got it down to 114 and think it plays better now and it's not just shorter for the sake of being shorter. After reading it a few times, everything in the script is tight and relevant as mentioned so I feel good about it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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114 not 115? Well that makes all the difference.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #19
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114 now? Did you change genres?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:46 PM   #20
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Pick a typical page from it and paste it into this thread (De-identify it if you're paranoid that way). There's enough people here who've read enough screenplays that I'm sure you'll get opinions on whether your writing style can be tightened up.
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