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by AlabasterCole
Oct 29, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: dialogue
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

Re: dialogue

God! I want to know that one, too!

'The Art of Dramatic Writing' by Lajos Egri is GREAT information on dialogue, btw. As is 'How NOT to Write a Screenplay' by Denny Martin Flinn.
by AlabasterCole
Oct 29, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Hi! Please like me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3761

Re: Hi! Please like me!

Hi, Rosswell!

Amen to that, dude. Serling was brilliant. A friend called him the Edgar Allen Poe of our times, and I think that's pretty right. I invested in 'The Twilight Zone Definitive Collection.' It has hours of college lectures by Serling ABOUT 'The Twilight Zone.' Great, great stuff!
by AlabasterCole
Oct 29, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Order of Exposition
Replies: 5
Views: 6736

Re: Order of Exposition

And, actually, Fr4gm3nt, I misspoke. I said 'keeping the really, really good stuff for your hook,' but then I thought of something I just typed, like, yesterday - In 'Highlander' they show us the stuff JUST BEFORE the end of Act Two, right at the beginning of the movie. It's not quite the crisis, ju...
by AlabasterCole
Oct 29, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: Order of Exposition
Replies: 5
Views: 6736

Re: Order of Exposition

Well, I'm a noob so I offer this suggestion with a grain of salt, but . . . 7 pages of intro is like 10 1/2 mintues, approximately, right? And if what I've learned is correct, you've got 17:30 precious minutes to establish the situation. (For me, that means the audience's Act One ends a little soone...
by AlabasterCole
Oct 27, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Inspiration and Motivation
Topic: As Good As Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 11650

Re: As Good As Star Wars

Hiya, Fr4gm3nt, I'm new here, too. Learning to write scripts is quite a journey! I'm learning that a script of even a very 'base' movie like 'Bad Santa' is actually a complex construction like the engine of a car . . . I never would have imagined . . . I absolutely agree Lucas hit a sweet spot sytli...
by AlabasterCole
Oct 26, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Hi! Please like me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3761

Re: Hi! Please like me!

Thanks so much, Mr. Huntley! Let me just say Dramatica rocks in about 32,000 different ways! It's BY FAR the superior concept for story structure. I sometimes sit and wonder what Twain or Poe or Rod Serling or Shakespeare would have created with the help of Dramatica. I also SEE Dramatica at work in...
by AlabasterCole
Oct 26, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Hi! Please like me!
Replies: 4
Views: 3761

Hi! Please like me!

I'm an aspiring writer who's been published only as a reviewer in music tabloids and that big 'American Poetry' book where you pay to get your Poem published in it. I was a Technical Writer for years, which might explain a lot. I also RULE a few online Forums, already, so I have no real designs on r...
by AlabasterCole
Oct 26, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: looking for screenplays with...
Replies: 3
Views: 3722

Re: looking for screenplays with...

Well, I wrote this out long and eloquent like, but here's just a list: Lord of the Rings Greystoke, Legend of Tarzan Highlander Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope Spider-Man The Hulk Ghost Rider The hero is living in his little world, faced with his ordinary obstacles, and he handles them barely, or ...

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