I’ve posted content about my firsthand experience with Fast Screenplay for a week now and want to thank those who are following my progress.
Today I learned something very compelling about why we like and dislike movies and have pulled my hair out trying to sort out a way to describe what it was without giving away anything that might ruin your own experience should you choose to sign up as a fast Screenplay member.
The truth is I’m completely stumped. So the rest of this post is going to turn into an odd game of Jeopardy where I ask the questions and you’ll have to figure out the answers.
Have you ever started out really liking a movie and then, somewhere in the middle discovered you didn’t like it anymore? Ever wonder if the person you were with felt the same way, only to find out later they loved the picture?
Have you ever watched a scene in a trailer that motivated you to see the movie but then were disappointed with the scene because the trailer made it look more interesting?
The reasons boil down to a very simple screenwriting concept that (I think) also applies to our daily lives.
Here’s the kicker! Before today, screenwriting was like putting a jigsaw puzzle together with the box top face down. Today, the box top was turned face up. However, even though I can now see the picture, I still have to put the jigsaw puzzle together.
In other words, the screenwriting lesson I learned today might be simple, but I’ll probably spend a lifetime trying to master it.
Do you think you know what I learned today? If you do, please post a comment below.