Film Courage: How should a writer begin a movie?
Marty Lang, Screenwriter/Director and Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Memphis: A writer should begin a movie with an event that captures your attention. It could be something audacious. It could be a car exploding. It could be an interaction between two people that is a major interaction for their relationship. It needs to start with something that upends the world of the character that you’re following. Everything sort of goes smoothly from there if you start with that…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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