Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Moment of Genius:

Dan O'Bannon talking about writing a screenplay, when he has a problem with exposition where it seems forced, cut it. Keep the dialogue true to the characters in their situation. It's important that he knows what's happening as a writer, and it's important that the filmmakers know it, but the characters do not have to say it.

I think that's a lot harder to do in practice, but what a wonderful bit of breakthrough for writing, at least for me.

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