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Mike Leigh on film-making: ‘It’s a journey of discovery’

In the latest of The Art of Directing series, the legendary British director Mike Leigh describes his unique approach on the set of his latest film, Peterloo.<p>With Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake and Mr Turner among the films in his back catalogue, Mike Leigh has become one of Britain’s best-loved and …

Personal Organizing

What we can learn from five box office surprises (#3!)

I love seeing movies break out and do a lot better than they’re supposed to. Hollywood likes to think that they have it all figured out. They’ve got …

Box Office

10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From Goodfellas!

It doesn’t get much better than Goodfellas, a script based on the non-fiction book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi (who shares writing credit with …

Writing

Screenwriting Article - Character Outlining

<i>Now THAT’S a memorable character</i><p>Last week, I talked about outlining your plot. This week, I’m going to talk about outlining your characters. The more …

10 Screenwriting Tips from Sunset Boulevard

So, a dozen years ago, I said to myself, “If I’m really going to understand this industry, if I’m to be as knowledgeable in cinema-speak as everyone …

Creative Writing

French Week! - Breathless

Genre: Crime/Drama/Foreign (French)<br>Premise: (from IMDB) A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with …

Screenwriting

Screenwriting Article - Did Matt Damon Prove That The Character Driven Drama Is Dead?

Okay, I’m going to talk today about a movie many of you probably don’t even know about. Which is okay because that’s the point. I’ve become strangely …

Box Office

10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From THE DARK KNIGHT and MAN OF STEEL

There’s a reason I’m busting out The Dark Knight for this week’s Ten Tips. This weekend I experienced a super-human catastrophe in Man of Steel. And …

Man of Steel

Screenwriting Article – Outlining

<i>Unless you’re a genius like Bradley Cooper, you’ll want to outline</i>.<p>Screenwriting, more so than most writing mediums, is about structure. You’re …

Writing

10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From THE GODFATHER

So last week I took some kryptonite-laced shots at the man of steel for being a “reluctant” protagonist, an issue I contend can destroy a screenplay. …

Writing

10 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From THE USUAL SUSPECTS

<i>Warning: Spoilers below. Please watch movie before reading this article.</i><p>It seems almost silly that I’ve run a screenwriting blog for five years and …

Writing

Screenwriting Article – The Six Types Of Scripts Least Likely To Get You Noticed

<i>Should you write the next Hurt Locker?</i><p>So last week I went over the six types of scripts most likely to get you noticed. This week, my plan is depress …

George Clooney

Screenwriting Article – The Four Best Ways To Add Character Depth

<i>Ripley – Character flaw: Lack of trust</i><p>I remember when I first heard the term “three-dimensional character.” It sounded like one of those things …

Guest Article - When You Sell Your First Script

<i>Carson here. Okay, a little background. I have this friend who recently broke into that oh-so exclusive “Hollywood Screenwriting Club.” In other</i> …

10 Screenwriting Tips from Glengarry Glen Ross (ALL DIALOGUE TIPS!)

Glengarry Glen Ross is one of those films that flew under the radar because of its ultra low-budget look and feel. As moviegoers, when we don’t see …

Writing

Screenwriting Article - Is Batman Vs. Superman the single hardest screenplay to write in history?

I think Warner Brothers is crazy. I do. Because despite their best intentions and all of their efforts to do this Batman vs. Superman thing, there is …

The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Add To Your Script – PDA

A few weeks back I extracted ten screenwriting tips from the movie Hoosiers. It’s right up there with Rocky as the best sports script ever written …

Screenwriting Article - Do I Hate The Writer-Director (and other French musings)?

<i>The pre-eminent writer-director</i><p>It’s coming off this week that I hate French cinema. Not true. I couldn’t blanketly hate every movie that came out of …

Screenwriting Article – Why Breaking Bad Is So Breaking Good

So for those of you on my newsletter, you know I posed the question last week of, which article did you want me to write?: Why Breaking Bad is so …