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Jan 14 2008, 5:18pm


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 I've only seen two of those films (Simpson's & A Beautiful mind), but I wouldn't be surprised if
more European films also would follow the same basic structure as Mc Kee's script formula. As long as it isn't too glaringly noticeable, it doesn't matter too much. That was my problem with Jackson, because sometimes you could feel how he had adjusted the story turns to the script rules.

Also, I'd like to add, what has made some films truly great for me, hasn't been just the story, but the lighting, the immediacy of the acting, the careful pacing, the camera movement and so on. These are the things that make some movies great or exceptional, while others are just good.

Subject User Time
Movie Technical Discussion 1 - Book to Script OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 11 2008, 10:42am
    It's all about telling a good story Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 11 2008, 4:25pm
        adaptations acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 11 2008, 4:31pm
        "The Hunt for Red October"... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 11 2008, 7:41pm
            Sometimes linear isn't always linear Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 11 2008, 8:40pm
                Why? // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 11 2008, 9:11pm
            Formula and boring-ness Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 11 2008, 9:17pm
                good argument... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 11 2008, 9:34pm
                Good points about formula Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 11 2008, 9:48pm
                    Insert Required Subject Line Here Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 11 2008, 10:13pm
                    Not sure about Tolkien. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 12 2008, 12:52am
                I tend to agree with you Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 11 2008, 9:51pm
                    Subject Line is Required Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 11 2008, 10:51pm
                    Book vs Movie Aragorn Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 12 2008, 8:08am
                I agree.. elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 11 2008, 10:58pm
                Great post, 5 by 5. hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Jan 12 2008, 9:23pm
                    Thanks Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 13 2008, 6:00am
        Lots of good stuff! OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 1:00am
            That's the bottom line Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 12 2008, 1:11am
            Definitely Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jan 12 2008, 8:01am
        Some comments: Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 12 2008, 1:16am
    Ah.... Patty Send a private message to Patty Jan 11 2008, 7:01pm
        The inciting incident, OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 1:04am
            What is the inciting incident in the Hobbit? weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 12 2008, 5:05pm
                "Then Mr. Baggins turned the handle and went in." squire Send a private message to squire Jan 12 2008, 6:03pm
                    better than my choice... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 12 2008, 7:01pm
                        And the female lead in King Kong was... Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 12 2008, 7:55pm
                    Perfect! Do you write screenplays? Maybe you should. hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Jan 12 2008, 8:28pm
                I'm thinking grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2008, 10:28pm
        In my haste... OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 12:56pm
            I agree! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2008, 10:32pm
    Readers and non-readers. wolfranger Send a private message to wolfranger Jan 11 2008, 8:25pm
        Books Fans OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 1:08am
            Indeed. wolfranger Send a private message to wolfranger Jan 12 2008, 1:41am
            If the subject line is empty I can't post wwaaaahhhh! Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 12 2008, 1:42am
                The reason for that... N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 12 2008, 6:18am
        Hmm, Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 12 2008, 1:17am
    Nice intro! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 11 2008, 9:01pm
        Film novelizations Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 11 2008, 9:15pm
        Thanks, Weaver, OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 12:47am
    Is a movie just another branch of communications theory? elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 11 2008, 9:09pm
        That's funny about Potter. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 11 2008, 9:16pm
            a comment elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 11 2008, 11:06pm
                Potter #3 (Cuaron) is the best, by far. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jan 12 2008, 3:46am
                    "I, Robot" didn't totally abandon its sources. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 12 2008, 6:27am
        I guess I should have added.. elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 11 2008, 10:43pm
        May have followed McKee's formula. OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 12:48pm
            Interesting list of other films using this formula... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 12 2008, 5:21pm
                I notice with those lists though ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 12 2008, 6:06pm
                Watching a lot of movies helps Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 12 2008, 7:31pm
            Thanks for your list. elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 14 2008, 5:18pm
    Brilliant! Not surprising though... hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Jan 11 2008, 11:25pm
        Answers and additional thoughts Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 12 2008, 12:36am
        Questions OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 2:44am
            As you say, answers are hard; I'm still learning to ask the questions. = ) hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Jan 12 2008, 8:26pm
                My response to that questions is... OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 13 2008, 1:36am
                    Traditional vs "modern" storytelling Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 13 2008, 5:17am
                        I have never written a story, OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 13 2008, 5:44pm
                        It's tricky, dating "The Silmarillion". N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 14 2008, 3:57am
    "the screenwriter is the only original artist on a film" squire Send a private message to squire Jan 12 2008, 4:08am
        "The best films are primarily visual, rather than text-driven" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 12 2008, 6:23am
        Written by a screenwriter. OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 12 2008, 1:01pm
            Director as Main Author of Film aka "Auteur" Amon Amarth Send a private message to Amon Amarth Jan 12 2008, 3:47pm
                1950s, actually. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 12 2008, 4:54pm
    Trying to understand the method and the maddness ... :D Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 12 2008, 4:26pm
        Terrific post, Elven! Wow! hobbitlove Send a private message to hobbitlove Jan 12 2008, 8:34pm
        *wild applause* Awesome post! *runs to reread* // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2008, 10:39pm
        Like Hobbitlove said, OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 13 2008, 1:35am
    I'm staggered. This is astounding! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2008, 9:22pm
        Gee, Gramma, OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 13 2008, 1:31am
    Adaptations - characters or story? entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 13 2008, 3:07pm
        That's a really interesting aspect entmaiden .. Elven Send a private message to Elven Jan 13 2008, 3:28pm
        I think one of my greatest fears... OhioHobbit Send a private message to OhioHobbit Jan 13 2008, 5:45pm
        Wow Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jan 13 2008, 6:59pm
            Disney Hobbits Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 13 2008, 8:22pm
                Ahem :-) Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 13 2008, 8:50pm
                PS Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 13 2008, 8:50pm
                    No problem Tim Send a private message to Tim Jan 13 2008, 9:09pm
                OMG Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jan 13 2008, 9:10pm
                    With apologies to OhioHobbit.... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 14 2008, 12:04am
                        New thread Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 14 2008, 12:32am
                Um, Disney doesn't own MGM entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 14 2008, 2:08am
                    Oops. Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 14 2008, 3:44am

 
 
 

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