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  • 2012 03 19 00.15.56

    One story, four pitches

    Everyone insists on how important a pitch is. But as for myself, I think every writer needs four different and necessary pitches.
    First is the install pitch, the initial appeal of a conflicting contrast, a fresh situation around someone in relation with three essential entities : us, his world, and a vital necessity.

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  • 2012 03 19 00.16.112 E1333967093180

    Backstory and the sense of loss

    In a movie, the revelation of the backstory can be mind blowing or a miserable burden in the telling : how much, when, what for, from whose point of view, at what progressing rythm (Chinatown) or unique intensity (Runaway Jury, Psycho) is the ultimate identity and vision of the writer.
    To some extent, the mastery of backstory is the central crossroad of the craft, the right path to any story, and the most personal artistic signature of the writer.

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  • 2012 03 19 17.45.251

    Pivotal Moments 1- How miraculous : the characters necessity fits your need

    Let’s be clear : while the message of stories and even our intention as writers are most of the time noble and sincere, the « craft » is mainly about trickery, cheat, duplicity.
    And it’s fun !

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  • 2012 03 19 17.48.25

    Scope, descent, elevation : the symbolism of spaces

    It’s been a long time since I wanted to post a note about this. I wanted it to be perfect, full of meaning and precise. But as you know, perfection means never, in a writer’s language. As a great master once stated « There is …

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  • 2012 03 19 17.48.41

    Simple Tools part 2 : Heart of the Replicants

    In a previous post I tried to make my own ideas clearer about brains and the huge intellectual process involved in conceiving screenplays. Let’s now have a look to the second and only other tool we have to master : our heart. Simple tools, brains …

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