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It forms like a shock under the skin: reading a #screenplay and watching the film at the same time, it’s like getting drunk of #narration.

The Movie – Annie Hall – By Woody Allen.

Focusing on every single scene, stopping the film to can read the screenplay and then look at it on the screen; I spent hours to see this film, but it was worth it, because it seems to me to study the film vivisection, as you do with the prose of poems.

Writing screenplays for the cinema is… WOW!

There are no words to describe such a privilege, such an emotion.

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The #Screenplay – #Annie Hall – By Woody Allen.

The construction of dialogues and scenes is brilliant, clearly transmits the mood of the characters.
The story recounts in detail the memories of a couple’s life, between highs and lows, a flowing narrative that never bores; at the end of the script I was disappointed that the story had come to an end, because I was fond of the characters, as if they were old friends.

#Woody #Allen is a genius.

I started writing my first #screenplay with scriptwriting #software.

What a strange feeling to build the scenes on paper, while I imagine them and how difficult it is not to number the scenes and not to insert the shots, because this rewriting belongs to the director.
To me it is also natural to do this rewriting, indeed, writing direct and complete the first draft with numbers of the scenes and details of the shots, because while I write the film I imagine it in my mind.

However it is the first script that I write, so I’m good and I hold back; at the end of the writing the same question remains unanswered, without an answer, the same question that the lady, sitting next to me at the cinema the other day, asked me:

“Once he has written the scripts, what will you do?”

I answered: “Good question, I do not know anyone in the world of cinema and I do not have contacts, but I only know, I feel inside the soul, I have to write scripts, I have to do it before I die, then what will happen and what will I do, once written … I just do not know, maybe I’ll send it to some production #company in Los Angeles. “

Today a lady told me: “It was nice to see the movie at the cinema with you sitting next to me, because you can see with a different eye. Thank you.”

In cinemas in Italy there is still a half-movie break, which on the one hand I hate, on the other hand I use it to analyze the first part of the film.
The lady sitting next to me, had never entered the cinema in the Duomo, in the center of Milan, which was once a theater.
Place that I prefer to the modern multiplexes, because the atmosphere of the old theater is a good company while watching the film.
At break I pointed out to the lady the change of colors of some clothes and objects worn by the protagonist: usually dark green or blue or blue, all cold shades of water, these objects, like the headband, the coat and the shoes, became red after the protagonist started falling in love or she made love with the amphibious creature,
I pointed out how often, in objects and furniture, blue, dark green and blue came into contrast with red, often identified in a single object.
The lady thanked me, she doubts that in the future she will be able to grasp certain details in the future films she will watch, because she claims that to me it is natural, that I have a third eye with which I watch the film in a different way from a spectator .
She encouraged me to write screenplays, how I feel I must do and she told me:
“Do it, because you are brought.”
I will do it.
The film we saw was “The Shape of Water.”

The Screenplay – American Beauty – The Movie by Sam Burke.

This is the first screenplay I read and read it in English.

The emotion tried to follow step by step the screenplay, as the movie film went on … there are no words to describe it: pure magic.

It was like looking at the heart of someone who wrote it: find out how the movie was filmed by reading step by step the scenes written on paper.

Turning a movie is really a titanic work, all from those scenes, imagined as a movie by the same writer.

I feel euphoric, enlightened and grateful, as if I had discovered the source of eternal youth.

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