Here’s a scene from Rain Man which is tense, heart-warming, and surprising all the same.
Scene Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-nkUxQ58ug
Written by: Barry Morrow & Ronald Bass
Charlie is taking his long-lost autistic savant brother, Raymond, on a road trip to LA in hopes to secure his deceased father’s inheritance. Charlie believes he’s never met Raymond before the past week, but has vague memories of a “rain man” who would comfort him as a child.
In continuing my raving about Killing Eve, I want to look into a scene which is tense, revealing, and entirely memorable throughout.
Scene Comes From: Season 1, Episode 5
Where To Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4JjXcwOlYY
Written By: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Eve has been investigating Villanelle for a number of assassinations. Villanelle has been toying with Eve, yet hasn’t killed her yet. Villanelle killed Eve’s friend, Bill, and has showed up to Eve’s home asking for dinner.
Does anyone remember Sky High? Like, really… what was that movie? It had superheroes and Kurt Russell and… babies?
Looking back, it’s easy to write it off as a cheesy kids movie that can only be enjoyed as a kids movie. But, after recently watching it, I was quite surprised by how well it held up. In fact, I even enjoyed the experience and found tools within the film that could apply to my own writing.
The Work: Sky High (Available on Disney+)
The Writers: Paul Hernandez, Bob Schooley, and Mark McCorkle
For those of you who have yet to…
Killing Eve is… wow. The premise sounds boring, but the show? The show!? It has some of the smartest, funniest, most thoughtful writing I’ve seen in a while. Granted, I’m only on Episode 5, but I’m already fully willing to rant about this show and get a copy of every script available for it. It is good.
The Show: Killing Eve (available on Hulu)
The Writer: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Regardless of me being overly in love with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s exceptional writing, this post is going to talk about one of the small things I’ve noticed so far in the show- how…
I just watched The Devil Wears Prada, and though it’s undoubtedly entertaining throughout, there’s one scene which I thought made the film as a whole memorable beyond the stellar performances involved. With me knowing nothing about this film going in aside from Meryl Streep’s performance, this scene was a wonderfully pleasant surprise.
Scene Comes From: The Devil Wears Prada
Written By: Aline Brosh Mckenna
This occurs in the film’s final act. Andy has just learned that her boss, Miranda, is going to be fired from her position as editor-in-chief of a mega famous fashion magazine. Her friend/coworker, Nigel, is supposed…
I was watching an interview with Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg the other day, and he said something that really interested me.
While discussing how ideas for various inventive Bojack Horseman episodes came along, he noted how the writer’s room strives to “present it in such a way that the format was justified by the function.”
(HEAVY Spoilers for Bojack Horseman follow…)
He goes on to discuss how the writer’s room would effectively build the entire plot of episodes around specific ideas that play with form. For example- the death of Bojack’s mother apparently came about because the writer’s room…
It felt impossible to pick any single scene from Promising Young Woman. It’s continually inventive, tension-wrought, and never allows the audience to feel comfortable in their hopes. And though so much of this film is worthy of analysis, I figured the first ten pages are really worth looking into.
Written By: Emerald Fennell
Here’s a wonderfully wholesome scene from Freaks and Geeks- a similarly wholesome show.
Scene Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJlVirycg-0
Written By: Paul Feig
This is the final scene of the pilot. Lindsay has been forced to work at the homecoming dance. Her brother, Sam, has been hoping to get a slow dance with Cindy.
Here’s a scene from Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl, a film that, despite it’s flaws, carries a hefty emotional punch thanks to the layered characters and their uniquely dramatic situation.
Scene Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikTeRazhEFg
Written By: Jesse Andrews
Rachel has just been diagnosed with cancer. Greg has been tasked (by his mom) to hang out with her.
Here’s another scene analysis from Fleabag, this time emerging from a Season Two episode.
Written By: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Scene Comes From: Fleabag, Season 2, Episode 4
Fleabag is trying to seduce the Hot Priest. He’s been able to notice when she breaks the fourth wall, and is planning to officiate the wedding between her father and Godmother. They’re in Fleabag’s cafe, which she opened with her now-dead friend, Boo.
A writer! What am I writing about? Well, a lot of things, most of them being related to Screenwriting. Hope you like what you see!