Archive for September 12th, 2011

September 12, 2011

Script Analysis: Bridesmaids

Go Into the Story is doing a script analysis series this week on a draft of Bridesmaids. The script is the most popular post on my site, so I’m guessing many of you would be interested to read Scott Myer’s insightful breakdown. The first post can be found here and there will be more throughout this week. Here’s an excerpt:

Let’s use this post today for your general reactions to the script.

Did you enjoy it? Why? Why not?

What are the script’s strengths? Are there areas you felt were strengthened in the movie version?

Speaking of which, there are a lot of differences between this draft and the movie, so one thing we should do is aggregate a list of them. Have at it in comments.

That said, there are a bunch of tips to take away from this version of the script in terms of comedy writing. What did you learn?

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September 12, 2011

Quote of the Day: David Griffith

Ideas can come from anywhere. They are the vital spark that starts the writing process. One of the best ways of deciding whether you’ve got a good idea for a movie is to ask yourself one simple question: “If someone else had written this story, would I get on a bus, go down to the cinema and pay to watch it?”