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    What is your Screenwriting approach?

    In addition, I have always seen surrealism as the greatest fighting chance against such structure. Un Chein Andalou always make me smile.
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    What is your Screenwriting approach?

    George, your posts have a lot of merit, but they seem decked with defeatism of anyone willing to challenge the "age-old" formula that you claim has uninhibited your creativity. I'm glad that you feel you have mastered it enough to start being creative yourself. Wish I could say the same, but...
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    Origin of Ideas

    Great quote! Guess I'll just keep turning my kaleidoscope till I find something I like.
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    Origin of Ideas

    For me personally, the hardest part of filmmaking isn't the actual production process. That's where the fun happens. The hardest part to me is actually coming up with a story worth telling. Today, it seems like the consensus is that there is no original story. Yet we see tons of movies coming...
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    What is your Screenwriting approach?

    Jared, I'm curious. What don't you believe about the traditional perspective on the three act structure? For me, I always start with some generic idea, whether it be a location, object, characters, relationships. Then I try to ask questions about what I have, and I fill in the blanks until I...
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    Drug experience on film

    It depends on the drug. There are many things you can do stylistically to make your audience feel the "drugged" effect alongside the characters. In That 70's Show, for instance, they smoke a lot of pot. I remember the first episode when the Forman parents catch the kids smoking. When Eric looks...
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