[Video]: Perspective and Ambiguity

In anticipation of the indie coming-of-age flick The Spectacular Now, we revisit an interview with celebrated writing team Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber as they talk about how they fit their first hit movie (500 Days of Summer) together: justifying perspective, managing the ambiguity of a character’s reality, and whether or not Summer really was a bitch. If you …

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Writing the High ROI Screenplay (Part 7)

This week we continue with part seven in a twelve part series of JT Velikovsky’s doctoral thesis: “Understanding And Exploring The Relationship Between: Creativity; Theories Of Narratology; Screenwriting; And Narrative Fiction Feature Film-Making Practices.” By JT Velikovsky So – If these are The Top 20 ROI Films of the Past 70 Years: Then – okay, so, what’s ROI (Return On …

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