By dialogue-heavy I mean those Chatty Cathy dolls that never shut up for six pages. I need to work on that and find the balance for actual film length, so very little if any needs to hits the cutting room floor.
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10-26-2008 07:05 PM
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10-26-2008 07:43 PM
Yeah, it all depends on the writer and his/her style. Alex, I think you know full well that some of my 6 pagers would never inch any further than 5 minutes what with my heavy description I fall into sometimes.
10-26-2008 08:08 PM
I have a habit - good or bad - of writing lots of dialogue. I like dialogue. I just need to learn to manage it in regards to film length.
A real eye-opener for me.
More action. less talk. Shoot something!
10-26-2008 08:21 PM
I like dialogue too, GOOD dialogue. If I read the line and think "Damn, that's good" I know it is because I don't compliment myself too often.
I actually have an ongoing list of lines I have come up with that I want to use at some point.
10-26-2008 08:29 PM
The one thing most in my Twilight fest film that stood out was the dialog. I thought it was really well done, and I'll thank John LaBonney for that!
10-26-2008 08:38 PM
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10-26-2008 09:23 PM
By the way, I in no way meant to suggest that writing was easy. For me, it is probably the hardest part. But I do think it is the least stressful (I'm sure if I was ever getting paid, and had a deadline, that would change).
As far as the whole page to minutes ratio, I think it's almost impossible to predict. Sometimes dialogue takes longer that you expect. But sometimes action does as well. "He thinks," could be a ten second sequence.