A group of somethings must deal with the ever-complicated logistics of commitment. Thomas Gormican, the writer, graduated from Brown University.
Afterwards, he partnered with Charles Wessler and the Farrelly Brothers to produce a short-films-compilation Movie 43 in the vein of The Kentucky Fried Movie , to be financed and distributed by Overture Films. The situations, characters, and plot may change significantly by the time the film is released.
This is not a definitive statement about the project, but rather an analysis of this unique draft as it pertains to the craft of screenwriting. Would James Franco make a good Jason? The male bachelor afraid of commitment sub-genre is probably the most crowded sub-genre in the spec screenplay market.
There are a lot of males between the ages of writing screenplays. Because Mikey has little respect for himself, he still allows her to use him for medical advice. They start hanging out, having fun, and in between these fun escapades, the guys, a la a younger better looking Seinfeld cast , discuss their predicaments in comedic detail. Jason then learns that Ellie is seeing a hot new author both characters work in the publishing industry and of course realizes that he loves her.
Maybe Blake Lively for Ellie? The dialogue is decent. It was better than most. But even though well-written, you can only read the same story so many times before it stops affecting you and hence, another argument why you should find a fresh take on the genre. There were some smaller issues here for me. Ellie is treated more as an ideal than a character. This is particularly true later on, when Ellie disappears for most of the third act. For this reason spoiler!
So it felt like a cheat. For example, they may not know how to set up their main character. When we meet your main character, you need to tell us exactly who that character is, what their strength is, what their flaw is, what the central problem in their life is.
We need to know this so we understand what it is our character will need to overcome during the course of the story. Instead I see character introductions with our protagonist doing arbitrary things that tell us very little if anything about the character.
I see this ALL. Up above, I went on a long rant about making sure we know who your main character is in his introductory scene.
In particular, when your character has a deep mysterious background. The appeal of this character might be his mystery. It might be counter-productive, then, to tell us everything about him right away. Instead, you'll want to install little pieces of his backstory and problems throughout the story. Just make sure that the revelations about his secret past are worthy of being initially kept from us in other words, make sure they're damn interesting. Posted by Carson Reeves at 8: