Observations on film art


David Bordwells goldmine of links on the open secrets of classical storytelling. (Link)

This website is immense. So much gold 😉


Periodic Table of Storytelling

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The Periodic Table of Storytelling by James Harris

See how the elements of a story are combined to create true story chemistry.

(see link above)

The Dead Poets Society Deconstructed

At the recent Austin Film Festival, Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poet’s Society talks us through the development of the script all the way to the on set process with Director Peter Weir.

PULP FICTION: Making of a Modern Classic


For fans of Tarantino and Pulp Fiction. This is a fantastic article from Vanity Fair, well worth a read. Written in 2013 it gives us a complete retrospective on how the film was written, filmed and sold to the masses,  circa early 1990″s.

(Link to VANITY FAIR article)

Lets dissect the Coen Brothers Films

Robert Rodriguez Says Your Already A Filmaker

So we all know the story of Robert Rodriguez. He made his first film
(El Mariachi) for about $8000, and he did it all by himself. He’s mastered the art of making a film without money.

This clip was made circa 1993, the video quality is horrible but the message still clear and very relevant.

The only thing standing in the way of you making a film is yourself.

Check out other 10 Minute Film Schools clips here.

(Via Filmmakerhq)

More Free Screenplays For Your Consideration

IMG_7484More Free screenplays available for your consideration.



See previous post for more (Gone Girl, Grand Budapest Hotel, St Vincent, etc.)

Free Screenplays of Recent Oscar Nominated Films

0254512cc480e84b2f27ca6a6e3c84ccGET YOUR HANDS ON SOME GREAT FREE SCREENPLAYS FROM 2014

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson, story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
  • Wild, screenplay by Nick Hornby, adapted from the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  • Birdman, written by Alejandro Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
  • Belle, written by Misan Sagay
  • Calvary, written by John Michael McDonagh
  • The Fault in Our Stars, screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based on the novel by John Green.
  • St. Vincent, written by Theodore Melfi
  • Get on Up, screenplay by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
  • The Theory of Everything, screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking
  • The Boxtrolls, screenplay by Irena Brignull and Adam Pava, based on the book Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
  • Boyhood By Richard Linklater
  • Gone Girl, screenplay by Gillian Flynn, based on her novel

(thanks to Nofilmschool.com, for educational purposes only)

Saying things without words: Mad Max

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