Doing the rewrite of my screenplay for the master class at the Danish Film School has had me thinking a lot about structure and what makes a scene work. For educational purposes I have written a short scene, that DOESN’T work. There are at least 6 screenwriting mistakes in the following, let’s see if you can […]
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Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER – PART II
In my last post I wrote about Lars Detlefsen’s analysis of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), but I bet you still have a few questions left. Like “is Deckard a replicant?” Here’s what I already knew: Deckard is NOT a replicant. Several reasons: The original debate came from a script error. In all previous versions […]
Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER
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 […]