Sunday, December 04, 2005

Screenwriting tips for aspirant screenwriters

DO NOT WRITE THESE LINES FOR A MOVIE CALLED THE COOLER:

young harvard grad talks to the aging, tough, vaguely Brooklynesque casino owner:

NOSTALGIA IS GREAT. BUT NOSTALGIA BELONGS IN A MUSEUM. I THINK IT COMES TIME TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU ARE RUNNING A MUSEUM OR (pauses just so for a portentous effect) YOU'RE RUNNING A CASINO.

nice use of repetition, guys. the writers are Frank Hannah & Wayne Kramer.

DO WRITE THESE LINES FOR A MOVIE CALLED ANNIE HALL STARRING WOODY ALLEN AND DIANE KEATON:

woody allen character to diane keaton character after sex:

AS BALZAC SAID, THERE GOES ANOTHER NOVEL.

4 comments:

error said...

I might be wrong, but I think it was Flaubert who claimed to be unable to write unless he'd masturbated three times first.

Sort of the opposite of Balzac I suppose.

sarcasmus said...

Uh, I kind of know where he's coming from. So to speak.

er, or, er, or, er. said...

france, right?

sarcasmus said...

No. From the Balls. The man gots them. Which is interesting because I remember reading about somewhere that Flaubert was obsessed with idea of castrating himself. Probably akin to what you referencing earlier. Yet again, I can relate to where he's coming from. And, yes, that would be France.