1. Complete your reading of your chosen script:
Use the handouts and organizers presented today if you need them to help you. During 2nd period, we will screen some films from the 1930's.
1. Most of writing a screenplay (about 65%) is done in planning and prewriting.Writers think in different ways:
2. Writing a screenplay is a succession of breakdowns: moving from the general to the specific.
3. Don't write a script for a movie you yourself wouldn't go see.
4. Remember the goal of every writer is to get an "emotional" response from your audience. Scripts that are too bland or boring or cliche, only anger an audience (and don't usually get made in the first place).
1. Inductively: from specific to the universalIt's okay to think in any of these ways. No one way is the right way. You, of course, can also combine these ways of thinking too. Be creative!
2. Deductively: from the universal to the specific
3. Logically: How one thing causes another thing to happen
4. Non-logically: Absurdity or mere coincidence
5. Creatively: discovering hidden connections or relationships between two unrelated things (i.e. metaphorically)
HOMEWORK: Complete your reading/analysis of your chosen film script. Take notes and be ready to write a review/essay on narratology next class on your chosen script. This would be an in-class test.
Please read the article on Walt Disney & Snow White for Friday. Write a written response to the article and include information about the first Disney film you remember seeing, or if you have been impacted by Disney films/studios, etc. talk a little about your observations/memories. This paper will be handed in as participation credit FRIDAY.