Screenwriting

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Brushing Up On Conversation with the ‘Before’ Trilogy

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Some of the talkingest films ever made (that weren’t even made by Quentin Tarantino) teach us how to talk better.

Mudbound Jason Mitchell

Why Virgil Williams Changed the Ending to ‘Mudbound’

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How Virgil Williams and Dee Rees made a novel into their own Oscar-worthy meditation on race in America.

Call Me By Your Name

A Conversation With ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory

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James Ivory on his long career, gay cinema and being merely the screenwriter.

The Incredibles

The Simple Rules Making Pixar Characters Memorable

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Following Through: How To Write An Engaging Action Scene

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The Plot Twist Checklist

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A toolbox for the construction of plot twists, not an instruction manual (nobody reads those anyway).

Stan Lee Agents Of Shield

6 Filmmaking Tips from Stan Lee

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More like superhero storytelling tips, but… Excelsior!

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Why the Last 30 Seconds of ‘Prisoners’ is Perfect Storytelling

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‘Breaking Bad’ — Best Pilot Ever?

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