Film Recommendations For an Aspiring Screenwriter
May 31, 2009 9:49pm CST
I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter. Not so much for big films, but more for artsy, independent films. I would especially like to write films with an edge, like black comedy. I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations for films to watch and study? By the way, I don't want anything TOO dark or out-there. For example, although it's one of my favorites, "Fight Club" is way darker than anything I would ever write.
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1 Jun 09
Check out any of John Cassavetes not as actor but director and writer. He's famous for hand-held camera work and low budget independent films. (He also wrote and directed "Opening Night" "The Killing of a Chineese Bookkie" GREAT movie as well as Shadows and Faces)look him up on IMDB. Definitely one of the great underrated writer, director, actor.
1 Jun 09
Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino only cost him a million dollars to make, which is extremely cheap in the Hollywood world, and it even won the Palme D'or at Cannes, the most highly regarded film award in the world. I watched that movie years ago, and it's beautiful script is what made me want to get into film. I've now written 3 scripts, done 2 feature length movies, and about 20 short films. I'm telling you, see Reservoir Dogs.