Best of the Web 25 Jan

Script Perfection :: ‘American Sniper’ Screenwriter: ‘I Bled for This Thing’ :: Demolish the Work Best of the Rest :: Eternal Sunshine Author to Make Directorial Debut :: ‘Beetlejuice 2’: Seth Grahame-Smith Talks Upcoming Sequel :: First-Rate Man of Mastery: Brian Clemens _______________________________ With thanks to Cameron Pattison.

[Video]: The Brains Behind Birdman

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Birdman is one of the hottest screenplays leading into this year’s Oscars frenzy. Screenwriters Alex Dinelaris and Nico Giacobone, who together make up 50% of the Birdman screenwriting team, sit down with online blogger Rishi Mathur to discuss the differences between writing theatre and film, the unique challenges presented by Birdman‘s unorthodox style, and the key to collaboration. “I’m just a writer, …

What You Can Learn From The Avatar Screenplay

In the Avatar screenplay, like in every screenplay, a moment occurs when the main character moves from Act One into Act Two. ‘Moves’, because in successful films, this is the point where we travel from A to B. In screenwriting jargon, we call this the First Threshold. Sometimes, it happens in the blink of an eye, in other movies it can …