Unity of Action (3)

At the end of Act Two of Die Hard, John McClane is effectively faced with his own self (note the shot composition and what he is actually facing) to review his own character and dig deep for a solution to achieve his unconscious goal. By Nir Shelter  At this point the audience wants him to struggle in an attempt to …

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The Judges – Circalit Loglines (2)

The Judges

Recently we ran the First Draft Contest with our friends of Circalit in the UK. Weekly on Thursdays we publish the loglines from participants of the contest and the Judges give us their considered feedback.   by The Judges If you have an opinion on any of these synopses or the feedback from the judges, please share it with us …

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Video: John August Talks About Breaking Convention

I’ve become a fan of John August’s SCRIPT NOTES. Admittedly, it’s very much a chat among men-who’ve-made-it but August, like no other pro, is enormously generous with his knowledge about the craft and the industry. Here he talks solo on camera. As the screenwriter of some Tim Burton movies, including Big Fish, Alice In Wonderland and Charlie And The Chocolate …