Friday, May 02, 2008

The six-hour scene

On his blog, American screenwriter John August outlines his approach to writing a feature film scene.
In this case, it took six hours to get one scene written. And it wasn’t, on the surface, a particularly challenging scene: Two characters in a room, talking. A very clear in and out point, with the bookending scenes already written. But it was a beast to get on paper.

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