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Year in Review: Best Original Screenplays of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012More screenplays! I realize that these are probably the least interesting of the Year in Review articles for my casual readers, but to those a bit more dedicated to the film world, these two pieces may give you a chance to enjoy such an underappreciated aspect of filmmaking.

The original screenplay category celebrates imagination and discipline. Continue reading

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Year in Review: Best Adapted Screenplays of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012Finally, we get into the more “legitimate” awards area with the best adapted screenplays. This category recognizes screenwriters who have crafted a script written exclusively for a film, but is based on a different source material, such as a novel, theatrical production or TV show. This is the hardest category for me to critique since I have no screenwriting experience and have not read the scripts for the films (which can usually be found online once a movie is out). However, I have seen each film and have kept in mind some of the basics of a strong screenplay when critically evaluating them. Contrary to common understanding, a screenplay is much more than dialogue. Continue reading