Film Courage: Realistic dialogue using your Three Wells approach?
Matthew Kalil, Author/Screenwriter/Director: There is a chapter in the book on dialogue and using The Three Wells approach in dialogue. I find for me writing dialogue was really difficult in the beginning. Some people can just write dialogue…oh by the way I was going to call my book You Can’t Teach Screenwriting because I wonder sometimes if you can teach screenwriting and dialogue writing in particular is something that some people come to my classes and they just write pretty dialogue. And I’m like How did you do this?
But people who are open to the world (again this is about being open to the world) and listening to the way people speak and also understanding that if you set a scene in your movie it’s got to be…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Bio: Matthew Kalil is a writer, director and script editor. He has written and co-written over 40 produced episodes of TV and has received various grants, development funding and awards. Matthew’s productions have been screened and broadcast in Canada, Denmark, Morocco, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Since receiving his MA in Screenwriting, he has been teaching, writing and mentoring students for close to 20 years. Matthew has developed a unique system of screenwriting theory that helps beginners as well as established screenwriters get in touch with their creative cores. His workshops have touched and inspired thousands of participants. His gentle and insightful script editing guidance has helped many writers realize the stories they were always trying to tell.
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