Page One: “Batman & Robin” (1997)
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by Scott Myers
4m ago
Written by Akiva Goldsman, characters created by Bob Kane A trailer from the movie: https://medium.com/media/c2c9b60a2648aac66d8f2c39a1f1a8bb/href You may read the screenplay here. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of movie and TV scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional writers start a story. For more Page One posts, go here. Page One: “Batman & Robin” (1997) was originally published in Go I ..read more
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A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 19
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by Scott Myers
15h ago
A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 19 This is the 15th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up with a great story idea is to come up with a lot of ideas. And the best way to come up with a lot of ideas is to be proactive in sourcing story ideas. Today’s story: “On Her Final Trip To Hospice, Dying Woman Talked Of The Ocean. The Paramedics Made A Little Detour.” The paramedic team of Dave Moran and Ray Smythe, who work at the Wauchope, New South Wales Ambulance Service, were taking a terminal elderl ..read more
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Interview (Part 5): Adam Best
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by Scott Myers
21h ago
My interview with 2023 Black List writer for his script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Adam Best about his creative background, the craft of screenwriting, and his Black List script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Today in Part 5 of a 6-part series to run each day this week, Adam provides advice to aspiring screenwriters and adds a coda to our chat: What it was like to witness this year’s Super Bowl where the Kansas City Chiefs prevailed again. Scott: How do you go about developing your characters? Are there some specific exercises or techniques? Adam ..read more
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How They Write A Script: Walter Bernstein
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by Scott Myers
23h ago
Walter Bernstein was born 1919 and thankfully is still with us, a screenwriter with a lengthy career in which he managed to survive 4 years in the Army during World War II and a stint during which he was blacklisted. Notable films for which Bernstein received credit: Fail-Safe (1964), The Front (1976) for which Bernstein won a WGA Award for best original screenplay, and Semi-Tough (1977). These interview excerpts are taken from the excellent “Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1960s”, one of a 4-part series edited by Patrick McGilligan. Walter Bernstein [Photo: Universal Picture ..read more
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Page One: “Bed Rest” (2022)
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by Scott Myers
23h ago
Written by Lori Evans Taylor A trailer for the movie: https://medium.com/media/3eedef0787d16754ea21377223607798/href You may read the screenplay here. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of movie and TV scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional writers start a story. For more Page One posts, go here. Page One: “Bed Rest” (2022) was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people ar ..read more
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A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 18
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 18 This is the 15th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up with a great story idea is to come up with a lot of ideas. And the best way to come up with a lot of ideas is to be proactive in sourcing story ideas. Today’s story: “Beyond the Internet: A Teenage Hacker’s Journey into the Dark Web’s Underbelly (True Story)”. Hello there, I was a teenage hacker and my real name is ██████. This is story is based on my journey into the messy underbelly of drugs, ransomwar ..read more
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Interview (Part 4): Adam Best
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
My interview with 2023 Black List writer for his script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Adam Best about his creative background, the craft of screenwriting, and his Black List script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Today in Part 4 of a 6-part series to run each day this week, Adam responds to some screenwriting craft questions. Scott: From a pragmatic standpoint, you have a series of football games. I was thinking that’s helpful in terms of the structure of the story. Adam: Yeah, I thought the 2019 Chiefs schedule would give me a backbone to set thi ..read more
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Page One: “Batman” (1989)
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by Scott Myers
2d ago
Screenplay by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren, story by Sam Hamm, characters created by Bob Kane A trailer for the movie: https://medium.com/media/597c75c72a2b71eb6b0dee168b479911/href You may read the screenplay here. FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Page One is a daily Go Into The Story series featuring the first page of movie and TV scripts from the classic era to contemporary times. Comparing them is an excellent way to study a variety of writing styles and see how professional writers start a story. For more Page One posts, go here. Page One: “Batman” (1989) was origin ..read more
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A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 17
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by Scott Myers
3d ago
A Story Idea Each Day for a Month — Day 17 This is the 15th year in a row I’ve run this series in April. Why a story idea each day for the month? Because the best way to come up with a great story idea is to come up with a lot of ideas. And the best way to come up with a lot of ideas is to be proactive in sourcing story ideas. Today’s story: “We Have a Taylor Swift Concert Crisis. How Do We Solve It?” A letter to The Ethicist at the New York Times: Because of the challenges with Ticketmaster in the fall, three friends and I were able to buy only two tickets to the Taylor Sw ..read more
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Interview (Part 3): Adam Best
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by Scott Myers
3d ago
My interview with 2023 Black List writer for his script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Kansas City Chiefs superfan ChiefsAholic in wolf attire [Photo: Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images] Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Adam Best about his creative background, the craft of screenwriting, and his Black List script The Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. Today in Part 3 of a 6-part series to run each day this week, Adam reveals how and why he came up with the imaginary character Wolfie for his 2023 Black List script. Scott: We haven’t talked about one of the more influential c ..read more
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