He talked with Berry about his belief in the audio experience.
There are lots of formulas and techniques out there for how to get a script written. How do you approach structure, character, and theme when reviewing a script? It starts with structure. You want to make sure that at every point in your story, there's a central character with a strong goal, driving the action.
Normally that would be your hero Frodo has to destroy the ringbut sometimes it can be your villain Darth Vader chasing Han Solo in Empire Strikes Back. And other times still, it can be both Hans is trying to rob the vault, and John McClane is trying to get his wife back in Die Hard.
If you ever hit a spot in your screenplay where there isn't at least one main character with a strong goal driving the story, your story is dead.
On the character side, it's a lot more complicated. Writing interesting characters is the hardest thing to do in a screenplay, so there's no way I can answer that question in a single paragraph. Theme is the connective tissue in a screenplay. It's the glue that connects your characters to your structure to your dialogue to all the other little things that make up your script.
What is your advice for the writer sitting down to write for the first time? Go become a doctor instead! Your wife will be a lot happier. No, seriously, my advice would be to make sure this is something you really want to do.
It's one of the hardest professions out there, and it's going to take a lot more work than you initially think it's going to take. If the only reason you got into screenwriting was because you saw Transformers and thought you could do better than that, you're going to hate screenwriting.
It's a lot harder than you think, and it takes a lot of hours to master. Most screenwriters don't break out until they've been at this for seven years. But if you're getting into this because you truly love writing and the idea of telling stories in visual form, then this is definitely the career choice for you.
What is something your favorite scripts have in common? My favorite scripts have a very strong narrative drive. You're never confused about what's going on.
There aren't 18, subplots confusing you or 14, characters, 13, of which have nothing to do with the story. The goals are clear. The motivations are clear.
And the writer always does a really good job keeping you in the loop of what's going on. The perfect example is Back To The Future. You always know what's going on in that story.
You'd be surprised at how little of this I see in amateur scripts. Why do you think that is?
I know the writer knows what's going on in his story - but he hasn't yet learned how to convey that to the reader. Now the funny thing is, I don't necessarily need this from the movies I see.
I can enjoy a movie like Babel or The Thin Red Line, but you just can't do that kind of stuff in screenplays. What qualities do most of your least favorite scripts have?
You'd be surprised at how sloppy the screenplays I read are, not only from amateurs, but also from professionals. This is a horrible way to approach screenwriting. You have to treat your screenplay as a Bible.And then in , while browsing Western news sites on the internet – he’d found a way to bypass China’s censorship of the web – he came across a story about a letter that had been found among a box of Halloween decorations in Oregon.
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