The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Based on a True Story?

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Based on a True Story?

  What do you do when a screen story gets too close to real life?   Every writer, no matter the genre, will eventually run into (or run over and fall into) that giant sucking sinkhole of creative quicksand… alliterative pun full intended… the, “how close is too close?” question.  Mulling this over for a […]

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… The Resident

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… The Resident

[media-credit name=”Universal Pictures (1984)” align=”alignleft” width=”565″][/media-credit]The secondary character in a film can do one (or several) thing(s) to help a screen story come to life… or pull the plug on a story’s failing life-support… quicker than that brilliant soliloquy you’ve already written 100 pages in advance, for your lead character to monologue during the great, […]

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Just Keep Typing

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Just Keep Typing

[media-credit id=9 align=”alignnone” width=”738″][/media-credit] Ken Jeong, “The Hangover, Part 2” (Warner Bros. Pictures) A couple of days ago, I got an exceptionally nice mention in a blog post written by a very dear friend, in which she mentioned my ongoing efforts at writing a screenplay.  After reading the post (and spending another day mulling over […]

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Taking a Turn for the Words

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… Taking a Turn for the Words

[media-credit name=”(2004) Fox Searchlight” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit] My favorite story (out of many) about the bringing of story to screen is the story of the 2005 Academy Award nominated film Sideways. The film was an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by a relative failure by Hollywood standards (author Rex Pickett), ironically about a […]

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The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”… How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

“The you who started the script is different from the you who finishes it.” Viki King   While I’m not in favor of gimmicks, I am in favor of the idea of freeing my mind from the things that slow me down in the creative process… like thinking.  If I’ve already done my thinking… and […]

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The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”

The Screenplay Diary: “Between Love and Orgasms”

This is a new feature, and for me, a new project. After a very intense creative period this past spring and summer, writing a regular weekly column on a website I had written for since January of 2007… and having left that long-term situation rather suddenly… I found my writing, and my blog, absolutely dead in […]

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