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10 Tips From Billy Wilder on How to Write a Good Screenplay

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Very interesting article at Open Culture. The Apartment is one of my favorite movies. Some Like It Hot is still good. The tips:

1: The audience is fickle.
2: Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.
3: Develop a clean line of action for your leading character.
4: Know where you’re going.
5: The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.
6: If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.
7: A tip from Lubitsch: . . .

Continue reading.

Written by LeisureGuy

6 August 2013 at 11:09 am

Posted in Movies & TV, Writing

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