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Gravity as a story

If you’re looking for a film that exemplifies the idea that scripts should keep putting the protagonist into even more difficult situations and that each respite is merely brief, then go see Gravity.

It is also a textbook example almost of the Save the Cat process and of McKee’s storytelling in three parts, so if you want a film to analyse that has a minimum of characters to focus on then this is it. It is also a damn good story and the first film I’ve seen that’s worth seeing in 3D since Avatar, and the first film I wish I’d seen at the Imax.

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Upstaged by actors

Writing is hard work, and writing an award winning script, one that takes its place in the popular┬ásubconscious┬áis even harder (or so I imagine, I’ll let you know when I’ve written one).

Even harder is to come up with one line that not only┬áencapsulates┬áthe whole damn film but people remember or know, even if they’ve never seen the film. So how does it feel if you write the script and it’s not your line?