We spent the last three days looking at and analyzing my favorite movie of all time; Blade Runner. I’ve watched the film in it’s many versions at least a dozen times, watched the dvd extras, read the book, played the game. What could our fearless leader at the screenwriting education, Lars C. Detlefsen possibly tell […]
Films School Confidential: THE LAST GODFATHER
Monday here at film school began with a moving and personal speech from principal Poul Nesgaard, about his recent high school reunion. The man is an excellent speaker, quirky and intelligent. While he was talking, I realized that this is the last week of regular education here for me and the five other master […]
Film School Confidential: FUNNY HOW?
If you thought I was done talking about last week at Film School, you are mistaken! Friday was a look on the bright side of things, talking comedy with Lars Detlefsen, head of the screenwriting course at the National Film School of Denmark. We were treated with clips from Hot Rod, Play it Again Sam […]
Film School Confidential: YOU TALKING TO ME?
Consulting my notes from last week’s program, I find a lot I missed in the last few posts. As mentioned earlier/ further down this page, last week at film school we were taught by screenwriter Stefan Jaworski. A lot of constructive lessons in loglines, structure, scenes and dialogue. Here is some of what he wrote on the […]
Film School Confidential: LOGLINES AND DIALOGUE
Another day with Stefan Jaworski, looking at log lines for our stories, trying to distill it down to one simple idea. What the logline should contain, is the main protagonist, his or her main project, and the resistance in the story. It’s also a great idea to have dramatic irony in the logline (in Liar, […]
Film School Confidential: BACK TO THE EIGHTIES
Back at Film School this week, kicking off with big drama both on screen and off. Drama teacher Mogens Rukow is an elderly gentleman and has struggled with health problems during most of my year at the school. During his weekly talk about movie structure (and the almost just as weekly showing of scenes from Godfather I, II or […]