For Screenwriters: How Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut Was Written

Frederic Raphael: There’s a lot of talk. You want a lot of talk? Stanley Kubrick: I can’t say what I want. I want to do Arthur’s story (Schnitzler’s “Traumnovelle”), but in New York, now. That’s all I can tell you.…

Best Scriptwriting Books Ever: The Art of Dramatic Writing

Lajos Egri (1888-1967) wrote The Art of Dramatic Writing back in the ’40s. The book is not about writing film but theatre. Still, it’s considered chronologically as the first “how-to“ work ever made about screenwriting -even if the author didn’t know. Many concepts in…

Screenwriting And Social Issues (part 2): Dylan Marron

Let’s talk about screenplay. Let’s talk about race. I was lucky enough to attend a chat with Dylan Marron at the fantastic Independent Filmmaker Project‘s Film Week last September. What Dylan, an actor and a writer, showed to us was very…

Screenwriting And Social Issues (Part 1): The Bechdel Test

Let’s talk about screenwriting. Let’s talk about gender. “The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It is astonishing the…