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Old 05-07-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Scripts without direction advices—do you know any?

Hey, gals and guys! I have followed the tip: “read many scripts as you can.”. But the only thing which I added is I sound like a director. So, do you know some scripts in science fiction, fantasy or in the superhero genre which haven’t director things?—camera angles, direction details, performance, etc. I need it when I want to become a better screenwriter!
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:07 PM   #2
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Screenplays are not supposed to have direction advises. :/
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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If you want to see a comedy/drama with no direction advice, I can send you a pdf of the one that I wrote (DETOURS). It's already been produced & is on Amazon Prime, so I have no issue with sharing the screenplay.

I also have the pdf of the script for my first feature, Surviving Family. That one was just recently released on Amazon Prime in Germany with sub-titles (it's been available in the US and the UK), so you'd be able to watch it and see how the final version of the movie compares with how it was written.

If you want to see either or both, PM your email address to me and I'll send you the pdf.

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From the little examples you have posted you have your own style.
I suggest you write an entire script the way YOU want to write it.
No more short examples on a message board - write the entire
script. Don't copy the style of other writers - write YOUR way.

A few people say you do too much directing on the page - so what?
It's your script. You want to learn. You don't learn by posting little
examples and then change it depending on what one or two people
say; you learn by writing screenplays.

Write five short films - 10 to 15 pages. Write your full length script.
THEN ask for opinions.

Are you up to it?
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:38 PM   #5
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From the little examples you have posted you have your own style.
I suggest you write an entire script the way YOU want to write it.
No more short examples on a message board - write the entire
script. Don't copy the style of other writers - write YOUR way.

A few people say you do too much directing on the page - so what?
It's your script. You want to learn. You don't learn by posting little
examples and then change it depending on what one or two people
say; you learn by writing screenplays.

Write five short films - 10 to 15 pages. Write your full length script.
THEN ask for opinions.

Are you up to it?
Your advice is to avoid reading other screenplays before writing?
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Your advice is to avoid reading other screenplays before writing?
Is that what you got from my post?

I must not be as clear a writer as I hope to be. I thought my
advice in that post was to write. I'm sorry you got the impression
I was suggesting writers should avoid reading other screenplays.
I will attempt to be more clear in the future.
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:54 PM   #7
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If you see camera or technical direction you are probably reading shooting scripts.

http://www.scriptmag.com/features/sp...s-spec-scripts
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:58 PM   #8
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Is that what you got from my post?

I must not be as clear a writer as I hope to be. I thought my
advice in that post was to write. I'm sorry you got the impression
I was suggesting writers should avoid reading other screenplays.
I will attempt to be more clear in the future.
I took it that way because the context of his original post was asking for good screenplays he can learn from BEFORE he starts writing.

The internet is full of scripts..
The Matrix: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Avengers,-The-(2012).html
The Avengers: http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Avengers,-The-(2012).html
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@sfoster you post the avengers script twice? xD
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