NFS Score 154 (Sophomore)
Boards Comment – I'm having a hard time making my screenplay come full circle. 8 years ago
Boards Comment – I'm having a hard time making my screenplay come full circle.8 years ago
Thank you, I will be sure to start asking myself "why" more often, which is certainly the question I have been asking the most with my latest screenplay. It's been difficult to gather answers though. I usually go with the flow and things fit evenly but this once feels like it's missing that force behind it.
BOARDS POST 8 years ago
Thank you both. And apologies for the spam replies, I'm not sure why they are posting multiple times. As for the question and your answers, I'm seeking formulas like that I suppose, like the plant/pay off, instilling life and meaning into the film. I found myself watching Soderbergh films (Contagion, Side Effects) and feeling robbed; I loved the concepts of both films but I could never connect with the characters of either of the films. They both felt too forced, without a lively and awakening force behind it; there was no driving empathy or understanding; no way to emotionally connect with the audience. Artificial and packed with big name actors, there was no deliberate message. I wanted to fix that, create a horrific pharma movie that would be able to carry a direct message and still keep you at the edge of your seat. I've written out the message of the film, I suppose I just need to emphasize it more strategically in the film.