Using Theme

Writing a screenplay is much like an act of sleight-of-hand. As the writer, you are constantly saying to your audience, “Don’t look over there, look here!” You do that by deciding what you show to your reader. What you present to your audience makes an argument for a specific universe with specific values and ideas. What events you show, the choices your characters make and the images you present, create the world and, thus, the themes you are hoping to get your…

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p.w. alex&er

Film critic turned film schooler turned screenwriter turned free advice giver. Presenting thoughts on Screenwriting, Hollywood, and sometimes Social Marketing.