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Old 02-17-2017, 07:09 AM   #1
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Question 0% love in a screenplay!

What is your opinion on a screenplay about a big war, that has 0% love elements, not a single hint about love in the whole screenplay?
Is there any chance to sell such a script? Does it have to be a perfect masterpiece to counterbalance the complete lack of love elements?

By love I mean sexual love. There is plenty of other kinds of love like freedom, people...
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:26 AM   #2
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Impossible to tel without knowing the script.
It depends on the story, at least in my opinion.
There is no rule for a percentage of love.
As long as there is motivation and a way to connect emotionally you'll be fine.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:28 AM   #3
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There are, in my poor opinion, huge amounts of emotions, great hero, enormous and nice arcs, huge turning points everything in the right place as Hollywood format demands.
But I'm afraid that love might be very important to attract women too. Only war, even great, wouldn't attract women!! I think..
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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Is there any chance to sell such a script?
Yes.

Write it. Finish it. Shop it around. If no one in Hollywood likes it
and they tell you it's because there is no love interest then go
back and do a rewrite.

No script is put into production without some rewriting.

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Old 02-17-2017, 10:16 PM   #5
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You may be right about the female demographic. I don't believe there was any romance in Lawrence of Arabia and that is one of the best.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:06 AM   #6
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Thank you all fo rthe answers!
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Inception?

There was a love rival though, wouldnt call Mal an "love interest"
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:25 AM   #8
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Just take the Peter Jackson approach and stick Liv Tyler in to float around and stink the place out...
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:07 AM   #9
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Is there any chance to sell such a script?
Zero chance. Take Saving Private Ryan for example. Without the love interest, the script would never had sold.
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