That's no moon. It's a space station.
Someone once said, "If it was raining brains, Roxy Robinson
wouldn't even get wet." Roxy had spent his whole life making
two and two into five, but he could smell trouble like other
people could smell gas. But believe you's me, he should've
never taken that blind alley by the side of Parido's Bakery.
Whatever game it was everybody was playing, sure as eggs
is eggs, Roxy the Weasel had been scrambled.
Make Good Art
Chase them on a magic carpet if you have to!
John August and Craig Mazin open the listener mailbag and sprint through twenty questions in just under an hour.
A very informative podcast. Almost an hour long!
WATKINS - MISSION CONTROL
Hi guys. Glad we got your message. You'll
be happy to know that it aired in prime time.
Got good reviews in the trades.
Chris has just gotten to Vietnam.
Some passing veterans shout at him.
You're gonna love the Nam.
For fucking ever.
SURGEON MAJ. REYNOLDS
Orderly, Damn it! Will you keep the flies away.
Fan it! Damn you, Chard! Damn all you butchers!
John August and Craig Mazin discuss character development and dialogue. Making characters come alive on the page.
Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what
you get for playing with your head up
This will be short and sweet. Haven't blogged for a while.
One of the best things about being a screenwriter, is you get to make stuff up. Whether you're a paid professional, an amateur trying to break in or even someone who does it as a hobby to pass the time. Not entirely sure why you'd want to do it as a hobby to pass the time. It's hard work. Perhaps you have an overactive imagination and you feel compelled to write. But each to their own. You get to make stuff up. You get to delve into your imagination and create worlds, situations, dialogue that could only be possible in the movies.
Well, that's not strictly true. You could write novels and short stories as well.
But we're talking about creating a story within a certain amount of time. A certain amount of pages to convey your story, your character's wants and needs. But that's what makes it such a challenge. As screenwriters, or any writer for that matter, we have the opportunity to use these stories that form in our imaginations and gestate in our subconscious over days, weeks, months and even years. As screenwriters we can pluck out what's in our heads and put these ideas down on paper and hopefully create an interesting, exciting and cohesive story over a period of time. With memorable dialogue, situations and characters, not to mention, eye popping locations.
But it takes time, hard work, dedication to learn the craft and a willingness not to give up. In it for the long haul. As long as you have an imagination, creativity and the want and need to write. Do it. The only person that can stop you, is you.
So get cracking and get writing.
Not sure if any of that makes the slightest bit of sense.
Write, write and keep on writing.
There are several quintessential moments
in a man's life: losing his virginity, getting
married, becoming a father, and having the
right girl smile at you.
Obey me! Or I will return you to the
diseased state I found you in!... and
then I will slay BOTH of you!
John August and Craig Mazin open the 36th Scriptnotes with a brief discussion about contracts, and then face writer’s block head on.
They're using our own satellites
against us and the clock is ticking.
Oh, come on, everybody knows the .44 Magnum
is the big boy on the block. Why do you think
Dirty Harry uses it?
All you have to do is follow three simple
rules. One, never underestimate your
opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two,
take it outside. Never start anything inside
the bar unless it's absolutely necessary.
And three, be nice.
Welcome to Russell’s website. A storyteller who enjoys writing screenplays for movies. Even though the process is hard. It keeps his imagination working overtime.
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