I need help coming up with short film scenes for two or three actors.
June 15, 2010 9:46 PM Subscribe
I'm teaching a film class for gifted teenagers. I need help thinking of short scenes from films for acting / directing practice.
posted by duvatney to education (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Right now I have a couple of scenes that are the perfect length--approximately two pages or so, with two to three actors. My best examples are from You Can Count on Me (the restaurant scene, when Terry tells Sammy he's been in jail) and Being John Malkovich (the scene where Craig comes into Lestercorp, encounters the secretary, and is interviewed by Lester).
Basically, I'm looking for scenes from relatively recent films, with snappy and interesting dialogue, only two-three actors, and a minimum number of cuts (if it cuts to a new location, it needs to be, like, in the next room so they can act out in the scene in a continuous way). It's okay if the scene contains a few expletives, but I'd like to avoid dialogue that might make a 14-year-old uncomfortable whenever I can.
Also, I have more female students, so it'd be great if anyone could suggest a scene with two or three female characters.