Cinephilia & Beyond has some excellent page scans of Harrison Ford’s shooting script of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ford’s handwritten script analysis notes are evidence of an actor seriously engaged in dissection of the screenwriter’s work — a great window into his process.
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This week saw the release John August’s new (free) typeface, Courier Prime: By standardizing around one typeface set at a specific size, we can take advantage of some rules-of-thumb. For example, one page of screenplay (roughly, sometimes) equals one minute of screen time. More importantly, producers can be assured that a 119-page draft really is …
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Last August, I blogged about a paper I presented to the University Film and Video Association called, “Teaching the Digital Screenplay and Its Role in Conception and Execution.” In that paper I began to use the term “Screenwriting 2.0” to refer to the application of Web 2.0 principles and processes to the craft of screenwriting.
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Over at his official website, Cameron Crowe helps us prove that screenplays are worth studying by releasing a series of deleted and extended script scenes from the final shooting script of Say Anything…, dated 1/18/88. Among the goodies: the only scene in which Lloyd Dobler utters the title of the movie.
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I’m happy to report that the reorganization of the site is, for the most part, completed. The site still has some issues, especially navigationally, with several dead links that need to be fixed, but for the most part, users should not find it too difficult to get around. The next big project is updating and …
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Over the next couple of months, we’ll be going through several expansions and revisions. In particular, we are altering the organization of the site. During this time, the site navigation may not make much sense. We apologize for any inconvenience. The new features will be introduced here in depth when they are complete.
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