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February 10, 2012

Audiences Don’t Listen to Dialogue

Jacob Krueger has written a great article about dialogue and how, for the most part, audiences don’t really listen to it. Just watch The Artist to see how unnecessary most dialogue is. That isn’t to say that great dialogue isn’t a key component of great scripts. I’ll let Jacob explain:

Remember the first scene of The Social Network? Aaron Sorkin’s spitfire banter ricocheting at high velocity between Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend Erica.

The scene is so brilliantly written, you probably barely noticed that you didn’t understand half of what these characters were saying to each other!

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February 10, 2012

Quote of the Day: Alex Garland

On writing his second novel (which took him ten years)…

Fuck this, I’ve had enough of writing.  I don’t like the book world.  I don’t like most books, even.  I don’t like sitting on my own in a room for hours on end.