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Story of a Script: Gone Girl

The news came down this week that an amateur screenwriter is attempting to sue Gillian Flynn for taking the idea from her unsigned screenplay, and turning it into the bestselling novel Gone Girl and its subsequent screen adaptation. Now, I’m not saying it’s impossible that preternatural writing talent Flynn stole… No. Wait. Yeah, I am saying that. You only have to read her work, whether the novel or the astonishingly written screenplay to see that she’s in a league of her own. But I thought this would be a good opportunity to bring together a few resources and talk about Gone Girl. Storywise,

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Short film: Snow Steam Iron by Zack Snyder

Update: Snow Steam Iron is now available without the Vero app. Link Say what you like about Zack Snyder, but that man knows two things exceptionally well: montages and marketing. So, when struggling mobile-only social network Vero needed a brand ambassador, they knew where to go. While he’s taking a bit of a career break, he’s got plenty time to take their money, emblazon his name on their site, and create the short film Snow Steam Iron. Finding the short film is an exercise in frustration. There’s no direct link to it, you need to sign up to Vero, which

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Short Film – Emotional Fusebox

https://vimeo.com/98312465 When the list of 2014 BAFTA Nominations came out, after my glee that Birdman looked like it was going to get the acclaim it deserved, I started working my way through the list of short films. I hadn’t seen any of them, nor was I able to, due to the lock-in ‘feature’ of film festivals. But I had heard of Emotional Fusebox, partly because I think Jodie Whittaker is an excellent actress, with excellent turns in Broadchurch, Black Mirror and Attack the Block. So, I contacted the writer/director of Emotional Fusebox Rachel Tunnard, and she very kindly gave me a link to

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Short Film – Textual Relationship

Textual Relationship, by Syd Heather, is a charming, bittersweet romantic comedy short adapted from a theatre short written by award-winning playwright Tom Glover. It explores the differences between ‘real-world reality’ and our more interesting fabricated online personas, via two characters courting via an online dating app, and then trying to work past their offline incompatibilities. Tom wrote the play for Descent Theatre, where actor David Frias-Robles saw the play and thought it’d make a great short film; and with that, he brought it to filmmaker Syd Heather. Syd, with a healthy roster of films behind him, instantly saw the potential in Textual

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Hail Caesar And The Scripts of the Coen Brothers

It’s been two years since we last saw a directorial effort from the Coen Brothers, in the form of Oscar nominated Inside Llewyn Davis. It’s been longer still since we had one of their comedies, the last example being Burn After Reading, which didn’t set the word alight. But, judging by the trailer for Hail Caesar, good things are coming our way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfyaZ1FFZrM&feature=youtu.be Who could deny the impact the Coen Brothers have had on filmmaking? So, it is kind of them to make their screenplays available on their website. Therein you’ll find the scripts for: A Serious Man, Barton Fink, The Big

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