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anybody want to help??
Bobby Grindrod. He's got a good idea...
It better have ROCKETS. And SPARKLES.
i have hooked myself up with some software (final draft 6)...so i am ready to go
Anyway - Screenplays are tough and best written alone no?
some screnplays have been written with two or more people and have been amazing
parsefone like? whats the diff between that and final draft pat??
parsefone obviously beats final draft hands down......must be the sparkles!
is the above user. I have no idea what a parsefone is either.
Umm I favour natural dialogue and character.
captain jones: we need this rocket working! God damn! your the greatest scientist this country's ever produced! world renowned, a genius! what is wrong with you man!we're humankind's last hope and this rocket needs to fly!
scientist smith: i'm just having a bit of trouble with the fuse... i'm not sure those sparkles should be coming from that plug....
is more important than a particularly compelling plot.
And Final Draft is hands-down the best software to use.
Also, if you want to sell it, don't get too literary.
i have got a few ideas and premises....i would, like some advice on dialogue if anyone can help. one are i seem to struggle in
also i knew parsefone was a user....just a little jape on my part that wasnt that amusing!
Dialogue doesn't have to be perfect because the actors are going to put their little tics all over it anyway. Have a cast in mind when you're writing. Hear them say the lines. If you can't, then change the line until you can.
I sit and talk to myself out loud. Makes my dialogue realistic, but I spent three days solid doing it last year and my brain went funny.
and i have had an few ideas for a while....i consulted my tutor who rekcons i may be on to something. I have tried my hand with 10 minute little plays....and 30 minute plays....and i always find that my dialogue is not that enthralling....but then i think in any film or play, the dialogue cannot be totally dynamic in everything thats written
Haven't you ever seen an M. Night Shyamalan (or however it's spelt) film? He gets away with it by having his characters all maintain a moody silence.
when of course I mean fail totally to have more than one character in lots of different bodies, rather like Douglas Coupland.
There's a good one on the 3-disc SE of Panic Room.
I think you start a screenplay with a 'treatment' - a more prose-like writing of the story. A 90 minute movie will probably only take about 4 or 5 sheets of A4 to bang out, maybe less?
I....i repeat I.....think my dialogue is not as good as it could be...but then again you are your own worst critic when it comes to this type of thing....or at least i am. I have already got a career...this is a direction i am going in to see if i can make anything of it, if i dont try i will be none the wiser will i!
your negativity has given me some cracking inspiration!!
i know that....its just whats in my mind, doesent seem to sometimes look as good as it could within the script....i overwrite sometimes and underwrite others. just a thing i am getting to grips with thats all
i wouldnt call it depressing
thats a damn good idea...you got talent, raw talent
a bit dodgy to be honest...i hope you dont mind if i dont use them!