For the last week or so in this series, I have advanced an approach to reading and analyzing screenplays. This is not intended to train you to be a script reader, but rather is intended to provide a set of tools for writers to dig deep into a screenplay and learn whatever they can about structure, characters, themes, style and so forth.
As I have said all along, every writer is different and has different needs, either personally or per project. If you resonate with any ideas here, feel free to use. If not, feel free to lose.
So to wrap things up about the series, my questions to you are these:
Did any of this series resonate with you?
Did you learn anything new?
Are you more likely to read scripts now?
I’m interested to hear your feedback. Reading scripts is a key part of immersing oneself in the world of cinema, something we all should be doing.
It’s more than just writing a screenplay. It’s about learning to think like a screenwriter.
For Part 1: The First Pass, go here.
For Part 2: The Scene-By-Scene Breakdown, go here.
For Part 3: Plotline Points and Sequences, go here.
For Part 4: Subplots, Relationships and Character Functions, go here.
For Part 5: Metamorphosis, go here.
For Part 6: Themes, go here.
For Part 7: Style and Language, go here.