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Forum: Screenwriting 09-24-2018, 02:59 PM
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Posted By stevencwood
Horror is all about creating a mood that induces...

Horror is all about creating a mood that induces a certain type of feeling/reaction. You can do this without the grotesque visuals.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-20-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By stevencwood
Reverse the roles, go the route of The Hand That...

Reverse the roles, go the route of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle or Poison Ivy. That'll show 'em.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By stevencwood
Monster is another one

Monster is another one
Forum: Screenwriting 09-20-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By stevencwood
Yup, you should give some info regarding your...

Yup, you should give some info regarding your character. I've written a bunch of stuff where the main character isn't a traditional good dude who you'd want to route for.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-20-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By stevencwood
Don't go for likable, go for relatable. See...

Don't go for likable, go for relatable. See movies like Nightcrawler if you want a recent movie where the main character is a "bad" guy.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-11-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By stevencwood
Remember in Heat when Pacino and De Niro sit...

Remember in Heat when Pacino and De Niro sit across from one another and flat out tell each other their plans.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Check out the trailer for sure. Itís one of the...

Check out the trailer for sure. Itís one of the better thrillers from the past couple years for sure.
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Yea I get what you're saying. I've said from the...

Yea I get what you're saying. I've said from the beginning I don't want Dale to find her ALIVE anyway.

Three Billboards had too many characters, which is another thing I'm trying to avoid. Have...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
I have a real hard time writing an outline due to...

I have a real hard time writing an outline due to basically condensing everything into just a couple of pages. I'm more of the ilk that will list out plot points and fill out the "in-between" stuff...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Thanks for checking it out. Yea, I admit...

Thanks for checking it out.

Yea, I admit the intro is a bit long winded but then again itís easier to cut than it is to add. I still need to introduce the dynamic between the sheriff and Dale. I...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Pretty substantial update. These 18 pages follow...

Pretty substantial update. These 18 pages follow Dale into town and introduce the idea of the sheriff being suspicious of him. Dale also visits the witness who called the tip line regarding the...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
I’ve written an opening, 8 pages and sets up a...

I’ve written an opening, 8 pages and sets up a couple things.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZPdTTK-XNlTOPzgi7NKFoQPZUdOHUU1D
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Iím going to outline some key points today. I got...

Iím going to outline some key points today. I got some character biographies and personalities nailed down.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Oh yea I know. Iím just saying thatís his...

Oh yea I know. Iím just saying thatís his profession. Makes it better than if he was just a regular dude
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
I get what you're going for. I think I'll make...

I get what you're going for. I think I'll make Dale a private investigator.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Thanks. Yea like I said, I've never been good at...

Thanks. Yea like I said, I've never been good at these.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Wow, that's fucking nuts. By the way, here's a...

Wow, that's fucking nuts. By the way, here's a logline...which I'm not very good at. I'm also a few pages into the story.

After pursuing multiple leads regarding his missing sister, Dale finds...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Ah, the ol' "hooker who feeds info to the cops to...

Ah, the ol' "hooker who feeds info to the cops to avoid being arrested" thing. Haha. I know what you mean. I have to also consider how to introduce the antagonist. The traffickers won't be shown,...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
I'm not familiar with that. But either way, the...

I'm not familiar with that. But either way, the "man taking things into his own hands after the law fails" is pretty common. The only differences are the location and the crime in question.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
True, but I've settled on Dale tracking down...

True, but I've settled on Dale tracking down leads. He'll be running a sort of "command center" out of his motel room. You know, tacking up a big map of the US with the typical drawn out notes and...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Possibly, but a bit derivative at the same time....

Possibly, but a bit derivative at the same time. Having the missing girl be a resident of the town is what makes the stories too close.

I'm going to stick with Dale tracking down leads that come...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Alternate take on what you suggested... Dale...

Alternate take on what you suggested...

Dale hasn't been home in say a decade, and is unfamiliar with the current sheriff. He gets a phone call from his parents saying that his teenage sister has...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
That's the thing. The only plausible way for Dale...

That's the thing. The only plausible way for Dale to get there is if his little sister used to live there. I'm not sure. Or simply someone supposedly saw her there, and Dale is so desperate that he's...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
Ahh ok. So with this angle, Dale willingly enters...

Ahh ok. So with this angle, Dale willingly enters the town in search for his sister. Heís heard of the traffickers using Harper as a refueling spot and wants to check it out. But sadly for him, the...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,480
Posted By stevencwood
I'm a sucker for the same types of movies. But...

I'm a sucker for the same types of movies. But I'm more attracted to the stories where the lead is the "seemingly incapable hero," as in the recent Sweet Virginia. Another small town thriller but...
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