Friday, October 12, 2007

Dialogue

Before lunch we attended a seminar on writing dialogue. It featured Terry Rossio (all three Pirates of the Caribean films), Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, At Close Range, Fallen), and Alin Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). They all seemed to agree that writing dialogue was a teachable craft.

A reoccurring theme was that if dialogue is boring, it is probaby because the action of a scene is boring -no one can say anything interesting if nothing interesting is happening.

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