Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Aviator

So it's been kinda quiet on my blog. Apologies, friends:) See, I've just been a little distracted lately, really discovering the screenplay. It's such a different form and, for a visual person like me, can be hugely entertaining in its own way.

I workshopped the first chunk of my screenplay, and got a positive response, excepting the flowery descriptives. I really need to tighten my writing here. So to learn more about scripts and how they're supposed to read, I'm studying The Aviator (written by John Logan, directed by Martin Scorcese) at the moment. I'd seen the movie ages ago, but reading the screenplay is its own experience. You really see into Howard's (the main character) intense obsessions (he's a serious germaphobe).

And of course, I'm seeing the structure of the script itself, and realizing where I've gone wrong in my own writing. (The mental to do list is in full swing, guys!)

Reading this script has definitely made me see that I could easily fall in love with the form. And maybe one day, I'll finally see a script of mine playing onscreen (instead of only in my mind's eye). How awesome would that be?? Note to self: write a brilliant screenplay and get it made!!!

Recommended reading: The Aviator script. Or any others that have been made:) The local library should have at least a few to choose from.

Happy reading and writing!!


Karen Lange said...

Happy reading and writing to you! Have a wonderful weekend:)

K.M. Weiland said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I just recently added it to my "To Watch" list. Now I'm thinking I'd better bump it up on the list.

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Yes, it's worth a bump or two;) Have a good weekend, guys:)

Kenda said...

Congratulations on your progress and good luck as you move forward. Sounds like you're on the right track to one day having a successful screenplay! What a great goal...

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Thanks, Kenda:) Hopefully I'll prove you right;)