Screenwriting is like Boinking

February 26, 2012 - by Jeff Freeman

Mukhya and I are slaving away at yet another idea for the opening of our movie, and she just had an insight about how much harder the first act is to write than the third act. The end of the movie is just a bunch of flashy fight scenes, but if you haven't set up the story just right, no one cares.

It's just like dating. You've got to think about where you're going to go, come up with lots of witty reparté and charm each other all evening, all so you can get together and do the same old thing we know is going to happen in the end. If you set it up just right, though... it feels like winning an Oscar.

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