[Video]: Mark Boal on Courting Controversy

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Screenwriter/Producer Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, In The Valley Of Elah) talks to DP/30 about the critically acclaimed yet highly controversial terrorist hunt film Zero Dark Thirty. How much of the film’s events correlate to what actually happened? How did Mark go about unearthing the true character of the CIA agent who doggedly tracked Osama down? Why … Read More

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The Flashback: No Time Like The Present

The flashback – like its ugly¬†brother the Voiceover – has caused some¬†heated debate. If used well, it can be a great way of getting exposition across or spicing up your script. If used badly, flashbacks suck. Worst case scenario, they can seriously dullify your story. by Karel Segers I’m not going to talk about all-out non-linear movies such as Pulp … Read More