What Makes A Surprise Movie Ending Work? – Travis Seppala

Film Courage: What is connectivity in a screenplay? Why is that important?

Travis Seppala, Author/Screenwriter:  I feel like to me at least connectivity seems like it would go with plot holes sort of like filling it because a lot of new writers when they are writing stuff aren’t really looking at it as a whole. They are just doing it scene by scene by scene by scene and not realizing that when there are things that happen here, that you never set up here, so it kind of feels like it’s out of left field. The big thing is having twist endings and stuff like that. Well a twist ending doesn’t work if you…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

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