Saturday, February 24, 2007

Backstory On The 2 New Films...

Because I gave no idea how many people who visit this blog even know that I have a website with a different screenwriting article every day, I'm going to post some links to recent material about the actual writing of the scripts on these new films...

CROOKED
The orginal screenplay:
http://www.scriptsecrets.net/screenplays/target.pdf

How it was written:
http://www.scriptsecrets.net/tips/tip196.htm

BLACK THUNDER
The original screenplay:
http://www.scriptsecrets.net/screenplays/thunder1.pdf

How it was written (in 3 weeks):
http://www.scriptsecrets.net/tips/tip104.htm
http://www.scriptsecrets.net/tips/tip105.htm

What I found interesting is how much the scripts and the films are comletely different. As if a drunk read the original script, told the story to another drunk in a bar who told it to another drunk in a bar who told it to... well, dozen drunks later they typed it up and filmed it.

- Bill

2 comments:

Paul William Tenny said...

"Because I gave no idea how many people who visit this blog even know that I have a website with a different screenwriting article every day..."

Exactly the opposite, I've been to scriptsecrets.net, but I never knew you had this blog. I came across a link to it while trying to find a master index of the tips pages. You should really give that site a makeover, it's looking a little 1995'ish.

Bookmarked your RSS feed and dropped snugly in between Alex Epstein and Bryce Zabel. Good company all around if you ask me.

The Moviequill said...

thanks for the read, Bill... I just dug out my autographed Blue Book on action screenwriting and going over it as I am embarking on an action-thriller spec... coffee stained, dog-eared, notes penned in the margins, but that binding is hanging on, good job

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