Structure Breakdowns: “Captain Fantastic”

  Another independent gem from last year was Captain Fantastic places absolute and unquestioned faith in its free-wheeling stance. The story has strong ideas backed up by an even stronger conviction in its wholly unique belief system. It doesn’t exactly stick the landing, but it has a refreshing sense of ambition. LOGLINE: Ben Cash, a single … More Structure Breakdowns: “Captain Fantastic”

Structure Breakdowns: “Manchester by the Sea”

  Kenneth Lonergan’s first writing/directing outing since 2011, Manchester by the Sea is a universal tale grief in which being your brother’s keeper includes all of the big and little baggage that we leave behind for our loved ones to care for, to mend to, and ultimately to preserve. LOGLINE: A troubled janitor must return, permanently, to … More Structure Breakdowns: “Manchester by the Sea”

Translating Loglines into Story Spines

Review and Reiteration Writing is an iterative exercise.  A script is never nailed in one draft.  A script is honed through repetition, sculpting away what’s not needed until all that remains is story we want to tell. We’ve discussed everything from Plot and Story to Dialogue, Narrative, Themes and Metaphors. With all that in mind, … More Translating Loglines into Story Spines