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by Merlin
Jan 16, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: What is a "scene"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

Re: What is a "scene"?

Aha! That explains a lot. Thanks, I'll look at some books. Also found an excellent website "Screenwriting 101" with tons of advice.

Åke
by Merlin
Jan 15, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: What is a "scene"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

Re: What is a "scene"?

Gosh. I can see there is a lot to take into account here! I can see where "one minute per page" might be a problem, when there is a lot of dialogue. This, in fact, is one of the biggest problems with making a movie out of a book: eliminating dialogue and replacing it with visible stuff tha...
by Merlin
Jan 15, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: This doesn't sound right to me
Replies: 7
Views: 6724

Re: This doesn't sound right to me

Thanks Chris. I'm thinking that the book I'm working from is pretty well-known. It sold millions of copies. There is a good chance that a movie maker I talk to will have heard about it or read it. So what I'm looking for is someone who says "yeah, that's a great book, and I'd love to see it mad...
by Merlin
Jan 14, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: This doesn't sound right to me
Replies: 7
Views: 6724

Re: This doesn't sound right to me

Aww! The book is well known, but I don't control any rights. So it's yes and no…

Åke
by Merlin
Jan 14, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: What is a "scene"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

Re: What is a "scene"?

Thanks Chris! The question came to me while working on an episode which involves characters moving. This is what happens: Two men are riding horses on a path in a forest. One of the horses stumbles and wrenches a leg, goes lame. Rider dismounts and prepares to lead the horse home. A noise is heard i...
by Merlin
Jan 13, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: This doesn't sound right to me
Replies: 7
Views: 6724

Re: This doesn't sound right to me

My screenplay is adapted from a novel written by someone else. Should this be noted on the title page?
by Merlin
Jan 12, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: The Writing Process
Topic: What is a "scene"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5806

What is a "scene"?

The headline question may sound silly to all you experienced people, but it's serious. I'm a total amateur and beginner at this. I'm writing a movie script, essentially an adaptation of a novel I like. I'm doing it as a hobby project, but have no real hope of ever getting this project made into a re...

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