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Message Date Posted: 5/17/2017 4:09 PM

Script Oracle

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Over the years this is the best advice I got from Hollywood on screenwriting.

1 don't think your script is good, it's not, it takes lots lots of practice
2 if you think you are a smart dialog writer, you're not, it takes lots lots lots of practice
3 don't write the next flop like KING OF EGYPT
4 don't rent a beach house and think you will be able to write the next STAR WARS there
5 don't just write, live life with a sweet and sour bowl of misery and happiness and lots of pepper
6 compare your script to those produced and study the variance, do a graph and study how each sentence is masterfully composed and how the script is an exciting read/page turner
7 learn how to pace the whole script like a song composer eg. Quincy Jones
8 write cool scenes with passion/vim and salt and vinegar
9. stage cool action/give us something we haven't seen
10 don't write abcd scripts , write bcad scripts
11 watch PASSION AND STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE AND THE EXORCIST AND CASABLANCA AND THE MATRIX AND KING KONG AND LION KING AND SPIDERMAN (FIRST) AND HITCHCOCK AND TERMINATOR. OVER AND OVER. LEARN. DRAW A SCRIPT GRAPH.
12. compare your script to the greats and just imagine if they read your script, what would they say?
13. this is the Olympics, compete with the best
14. learn, practice and go for it, when your are ready
15. if you don't make it, practice and find mentors and a good coach
16 one day you will make it


Thanks for your time.

Script Oracle

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Message Date Posted: 5/21/2017 3:17 PM

Script Oracle

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-do write a script masterpiece, strive for it

-here is a script masterpiece, read and study:
Ethan Coen made eight amazing feature films.
He received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1997 for Fargo.
Read Fargo, lots to learn from this masterpiece.

Script Oracle