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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alex whitmer View Post
    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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    Too true! A six page Tarantino script would probably run you 12 minutes easy!


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    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.
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    Yeah.

    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!

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    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.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anthony Horrigan View Post
    Too true! A six page Tarantino script would probably run you 12 minutes easy!
    That's funny because I studied his work a lot and thought if he can do it, and (arguably) do it well, then lots of (good) dialogue can be a good thing. I guess if you have the resources he has now, you can make it as chatty and long as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConspiracyPenguin View Post
    I actually have an ongoing list of lines I have come up with that I want to use at some point.
    Are we talking about film, or picking up chicks?



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    Quote Originally Posted by alex whitmer View Post
    Are we talking about film, or picking up chicks?
    The former. Although I do have a list for the latter, would any ladies like to see it? It's in my pants...

    (Yes, that was one of them ).
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    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.


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