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Words On Film

I want to read more essays on individual films, along the lines of Tim Kreider's "Introducing Sociology" (on Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Ways To Help People in Need with Writing or Film Skills?

St. Louis friend trained as a writer and filmmaker wants to use his skills to help people in need/suffering. Does anyone in the area (the city, or St. Louis County) know of any volunteering options for him? He already has an office job, but career suggestions would be welcome, though I think volunteering is more of an immediate interest. National and local organizations anyone knows of in the area are welcome. Thanks!
posted by Locative on Nov 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Rom coms where the love interest is introduced later?

The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
posted by allnamesaretaken on Jan 22, 2013 - 38 answers

Film noir-ish writing spots in Manhattan?

I'm looking for film noir-ish locations in Manhattan to sit down and write! [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

I Ought to Be in Pictures?

What are the realistic odds of a movie studio buying rights to fiction? What steps could one take to even attempt this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 - 21 answers

Screenwriting for fun and not profit.

I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Ghibli in the Classroom

What are some ways I could incorporate Studio Ghibli films into the writing class I'll be teaching this Fall? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Jul 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Movie-like memories

Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 27, 2011 - 1 answer

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I contact somene I don't know and not come off like a weirdo?

I recently went to a film screening and Q&A. I didn't go to the mic to ask one of the panelists my question. How would I ask it now? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Feb 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Movies and books to expand vocabulary

In what English movies or books would I most likely be exposed to new words? Any genre and time-period.
posted by keith0718 on Feb 3, 2011 - 34 answers

Name some first person to third person translations

What are some good movies, based on books written in First Person, that don't use Voice Over narration at all? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me find ideas for a fantasy or sci-fi movie

What fantasy elements would you like to see in a movie? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 37 answers

Want to read about fiascos

Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 22, 2010 - 25 answers

How do great writers create stories?

How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Jun 20, 2010 - 48 answers

Two writers better than one?

In a feature film screenplay, how do writing collaborations work? [more inside]
posted by rocco on May 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Will Write for Free (would love to write for cash).

Does anyone have any advice on how I can turn my two driving passions— writing and orchestral film music—into a vocation? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Mar 24, 2010 - 3 answers

What creative plot devices have been ruined by technology?

What inventions/societal changes besides cell phones have effectively "ruined" plot devices for stories in movies, TV, books, and so forth? [more inside]
posted by ckolderup on Aug 5, 2009 - 50 answers

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder

recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 17, 2009 - 18 answers

"Based on a story by my pal Shecky"

How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

You're Drunk!

I'm on a writing binge! What are the best upcoming teleplay and screenplay contests?
posted by dkleinst on Feb 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Metafilm

How does one, in scriptwriting, correctly describe sequences in which a movie is shown (at length)? In other words - a movie inside of a movie.
posted by matkline on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Films conceived by High Schoolers

What popular movies were conceived of and/or written by the screenwriter when he or she were still in high school? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jan 14, 2008 - 17 answers

What are tomorrow's avant-garde monuments

What are tomorrow's avant-garde art/film/writing monuments that are being done today? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 2, 2007 - 17 answers

MovieFilter: Syndicated review service

Is there a site/service that I can buy (well written) movie reviews from? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Jul 22, 2007 - 6 answers

In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"?

In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"? [more inside]
posted by paperfingers on Apr 5, 2007 - 24 answers

When an actor dies, does their character live on?

How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 17, 2006 - 53 answers

Take one step to the left, then two to the right.

In modern screenplays written for movies and television is it acceptable to include a fair share of Direction? I understand it used to be more common but has fallen out of vogue. (more) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Jan 17, 2004 - 7 answers

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