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Re: Why every movie feels the same
« on: July 21, 2013, 05:29:29 am »
My review can be found here. Interesting article. I like the book for one thing and one thing only, it makes you think somewhat outside of the book in a 'paint by numbers' method. But it's not something I use at all. I like to do things a bit more organically and let things unfold on its own rather than putting a story together piecemeal. The thing with something so successful like Save The Cat is that everyone gloms onto it and uses it as a crutch, so naturally you're going to get a lot of movies feeling the same. I think the best way to use Save The Cat is to first just write your story with no editing and just 'get it out on the paper' and then go back and tighten up your script using Blake's method as your own personal script doctor. One last thing, trying to "make something happen by a certain page number" is counter intuitive and cripples good writing and storytelling. It's not natural and feels forced and you can see it on the page and the screen.

Should this thread be moved over to Creative Screenwriting since it deals more with the art of writing and not so much movies?
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