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Germaine de Pibrac James

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If the scene if not dramatically written, it will not be dramatically acted. There is no magic fairy dust which will make a boring, useless, redundant, or merely informative scene after it leaves your typewriter. You the writers, are in charge of making sure every scene is dramatic.
David Mamet, Memo to his Writing Staff (via timenextplacenear)

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Screenwriters read screenplays - Tim Burton edition

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Screenplays for movies directed by Tim Burton

Alice in Wonderland (2010)



Batman (1989)



Batman Returns (1992)



Beetlejuice (1988)



Big Fish (2003)



Ed Wood (1994)



Edward Scissorhands (1990)



Frankenweenie (2012)



Mars Attacks (1996)



Planet of the Apes (2001)



Sleepy Hollow (1999)



Sweeney Todd (2007)



The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, Caroline Thompson)

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Video from the Academy: The misconceptions of being a screenwriter

"The misconceptions of being a screenwriter
Screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan, Dick Clement, Brian Helgeland, John August, Callie Khouri, Billy Ray, Scott Frank, Marc Norman, Phil Alden Robinson, Ted Griffin and Robin Swicord discuss some of the misconceptions of being screenwriters.”

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If you want to write movies, you can’t stop after you get pissed on and rejected, ’cause you’re gonna get pissed on and rejected. Nobody wants your stuff. Once you become somebody, they’ll read it—but nobody wants to give anybody their first shot.
William Goldman (via maxyoder)

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There is More than One Way to Skin a Trope

"Even with tropes about tropes (metatropes) that describe how tropes tend to be used, it can be hard to pin down the exact relationship between a trope and a particular work. This is a quick-reference guide of ways to play a trope, illustrated for clarity with two simple examples: The Butler Did It (committed the murder in a mystery story) Power Glows (powerful weapons glow)"

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