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The Bitter Script Reader The advice and rantings of a Hollywood script reader tired of seeing screenwriters make the same mistakes, saving the world from bad writing one screenplay at a time. Learn what it takes to get your script past one of these mythical Gatekeepers. I've had it up to here with bad, gratuitous, overwritten, ridiculous sex scenes.
The hack writer seems determined to get his characters down and dirty repeatedly in his script. Yet interestingly, expect for cases where the sex is totally integral to the plot, like Disclosure. And I have NO idea why Disclosure was the first film that leapt to mind there. I haven't even seen that film in something like 15 yearsI can't think of too many major studio releases with long, on-screen sex scenes.
Sure, there's plenty of setting up the sex and then showing the aftermath. And yes, this usually involves getting the attractive leads into some state of undress, but are there many movies where we're voyeurs for much of the act? My gut says no.
So hit me with your sexiest moments in film. I'm curious to see how many of you name actual sex scenes versus scenes that are content simply to tease.
Posted by The Bitter Script Reader at How to cut pages. One page of screenplay translates to one minute of movie. Since most movies are a little under two hours long, most screenplays should be a little less than pages.
Mr. Troll should write up a post for this blog, how about an analysis of the pending Sunlust lawsuits?
The post could examine the plaintiff, the trolls involved, the massive subterfuge on the federal judiciary to feebly avoid joinder problems and the, likely, sorry result.
While not the most pleasant of creatures, a troll served as the focal point of one very key scene. After all, it was the very scene which cemented the friendship of Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Guest Article – How to Write a Treatment! Posted on March 31, | by admin Today’s GUEST ARTICLE comes from stellar long-time contributor MulesandMud, . Jun 10, · A: Well!
TROLL –directed by the marvelously talented Melanie Keller- will be opening at Trap Door Theatre here in Chicago on Thursday, July 28 (running throughAugust 13).
It’s a play about internet trolls, online lives, motherhood, marriage, and regret.
Craig and John take a look at an old post that found new life this week when it got picked up on Twitter and Reddit. We go beyond the bullet points to look at the process of writing a scene, from asking the basic questions to getting the words on the page.