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04-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Whose theory or theories do you all find the most helpful? I tend to combine Syd Field's paradigm with Blake Snyder's BS2. I find most theories most workable when they are combined.


Russell Moore
04-03-2008, 03:00 PM
Check out this thread under Screenplay/Writing, theres an ongoing discussion on this specific topic.

04-13-2008, 11:02 PM
I think Syd is good for the very basics, just the skeleton of structure, and Campbell and Aristotle are useful. Now I just sort of go by characters first, I build that, I figure out what they want, I give them obstacles to getting what they want. At a certain point you just put down theory and start writing and making mistakes and learning from it.

timerbly garrogan
04-14-2008, 07:28 AM
I find the theory of the seven antelopes to be highly intriguing, sometimes I lay awake at night, stroking my cat Macabe, and watch reruns of Teen Titans whilst I ponder upon the thought of one day perfecting it.

One day, I will prevail.