Sunday, February 6, 2011

Exploring Screenwriting a Bit More

Ever since I finished reading Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting, I find myself analyzing the movies I'm watching. How were the scenes broken? What was the inciting incident? What were the emotional shifts in each scene? What was the climax? The resolution? It has given me a whole new perspective.

Meanwhile, I explored my library catalog to see what else I can learn about screenwriting. I have a couple more books coming to me (I LOVE the interlibrary loan system). Yesterday, I picked up The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks). I wanted to see what an actual screenplay looked like. It is an added bonus that this is a wonderful movie that I have seen several times. I love Jane Austin!

I also picked up a stack of index cards so that I can start creating scenes - one scene per card. I'm excited about this project. I wish I had more time to devote to it, but it is good to have a dream to work on.

1 comment:

  1. For screenwriting structure, see Kal at