Scott Frank: Screenwriters’ Lecture

BAFTA Guru
Published on Jul 2, 2013
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In this lecture, Scott Frank illustrates the importance of opening scenes, the challenges his craft encompasses and how, ultimately, “it’s all about the words”.

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Scott Frank. Screenwriters’ Lecture

Event recorded on 01 October 2012
BAFTA Guru

Audio and transcript of the full lecture (1:14:36)

“There was a few months when David Fincher was going to direct my script for a movie called The Lookout. It was, as it was with Steven Soderbergh on Out of Sight, a very productive few months. Again, on that movie, I also had a wealth of talented producers, who helped me for years on the script. But those few months with Fincher made me see the script as a movie, not just a story. He didn’t end up directing the film, but when I directed it myself, I shot the script that I wrote for Fincher”

2007 The Lookout
The Lookout (Scott Frank, 2007)
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True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark

Lessons from the Screenplay
Published on Jun 15, 2017
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Despite the dark and gruesome subject matters of True Detective and Se7en, the character arcs of the main characters tell a story of profound optimism.

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K.M. Weiland – Creating Character Arcs

The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development

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– PenForASword Publishing (2016)