Do Action Scripts like Gravity Have to be 90-120 pages to be a Feature Script?

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  • entlassen
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    Re: Do Action Scripts like Gravity Have to be 90-120 pages to be a Feature Script?

    For a spec script I'd recommend trying to get it to 110 pages or under.

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  • ChadStrohl
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    I'm having that same issue with one of mine.

    Lots of running. Very little talking.

    I think I've double spaced my way to 60 pages. I really hate to use smoke and mirrors just to give it a credible appearance, because I'm afraid too much mucking about will actually make it read worse.

    Maybe if I imply dialogue... Hmm.

    Frank runs along the ravine. He slips in the mud, but rights himself.

    FRANK might have said
    That's a long way down. I better be
    more careful.


    Ok. That's probably not the answer either.

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  • Nat Palazzo
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    Don't go over 120 pages.

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  • NYNEX
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    Thank you everyone for your advice. That helps a lot.

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  • wcmartell
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    A screenplay is not just the dialogue - the actions are the other half.

    If you are not directing (and finding the $ yourself) you need something in the 90-110 page range.

    - Bill

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  • TwoBrad Bradley
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    Re: Do Action Scripts like Gravity Have to be 90-120 pages to be a Feature Script?

    Originally posted by NYNEX View Post
    I know the common metric is 1 minute of page equals 1 minute of film, and a feature screenplay is 90-120 pages.

    However, what about survival/action type scripts? Say in a film like Gravity, which has huge portions of the script with little or no dialog? Does the same 1 minute per page to equal a feature still apply, or no?

    Advice?
    It depends on how fast you read. (You misstated the "common metric".)

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  • figment
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    Re: Do Action Scripts like Gravity Have to be 90-120 pages to be a Feature Script?

    Originally posted by NYNEX View Post
    However, what about survival/action type scripts? Say in a film like Gravity, which has huge portions of the script with little or no dialog? Does the same 1 minute per page to equal a feature still apply, or no?

    Advice?
    Gravity is 70 pages. But is also written by the director, which had to help, as well. You can find it here.

    https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/m...ed9#.n7ra0zxvr

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  • UneducatedFan
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    Depends on how choreographed the action is. The more choreographed on page, the longer it will be. The less choreographed, the shorter.

    Lots of choreographed action + lots of monologue type dialogue = a long screenplay.

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  • Do Action Scripts like Gravity Have to be 90-120 pages to be a Feature Script?

    I know the common metric is 1 minute of page equals 1 minute of film, and a feature screenplay is 90-120 pages.

    However, what about survival/action type scripts? Say in a film like Gravity, which has huge portions of the script with little or no dialog? Does the same 1 minute per page to equal a feature still apply, or no?

    Advice?
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