SCREENPLAY AND ITS COMPONENTS ( Part two ) | Video Production

By May 25, 2014Uncategorized

screenplay pt2The famous and the best drama writer of all time is ,without any doubt, William Shakespeare. Besides, He is a poet and actor, too. That English bard, during his relatively short life ( 1564 – 1616 ), left 38 plays after him, two very long narrative poems, 154 sonnets and a couple of other verses. It is possible to read his work in all major living languages. Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othelo, King Lear, Lady Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream are just a bit of work of the greatest writer in English language ever born. That unforgettable scene when Richard III finds himself on his feet, in the middle of the battle. His horse is killed. Without another one, He is going to be killed, too.
” A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
Or that great speech of Mark Antony, from his drama Julius Caesar. Caesar has been murdered. Brutus and the conspirants allowed Mark Antony to make a speech on Caesar’s funeral.
Antony :”

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones;

So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus

Hath told you, Caesar was ambitious;

If it were so, it was a grievous fault,

And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.

Here under leave of Brutus and the rest –

For Brutus is an honourable men – –

Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.

He was my friend, faithful l and just to me:

But Brutus says he was ambitious;

And Brutus is an honourable man…”

Now, We are going to remind you about some classical movie dialogues.

“My Man Godfrey” produced 1936, directed by Gregory La Cava, based on a short novel by Eric Hatch, ” 1011 Fifth “, starring William Powell and Carol Lombard.

( at the city dump )
Irene ( Carol Lombard ) : Could you tell me why you live in a place like this when there’s so many other nice places?
Godfrey ( William Powell ) : You really want to know?
Irene : Oh, I’m very curious.
Godfrey :It’s because my real estate agent felt that the altitude would be very good for my asthma…
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Godfrey : Do you think you could follow an intelligent conversation for a minute?
Irene : I’ll try…
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Alexander Bullock ( Eugene Pallette ) : All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people…

“Gone with the Wind” ( 1939 ) directed by Victor Fleming & George Cukor, based on “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia De Havilland.
Scarlett ( Vivien Leigh ) : Please, please take me with you!
Rhett Butler ( Clark Gable ) : No, I’m through with everything here. I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn’t something left in life of charm and grace. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Scarlett: No! I only know that I love you.
Rhett Butler : That’s your misfortune.
( Rhett turns to walk down the stairs )
Scarlett : Oh, Rhett…Rhett!
( runs down the stairs after the Rhett )
Scarlett : Rhett, Rhett!
( catches him as he’s walking out the front door )
Scarlett : Rhett…if you go, where shall I goo, what shall I do?
Rhett Butler : Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn…

“Citizen Kane” ( 1941 ) directed by Orson Welles, screenplay by Orson Welles, starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Cumminger.

Female reporter : If you could’ve found out what Rosebud meant, I bet that Would’ve explained everything.
Thompson ( William Alland ) : No, I don’t think so; no Mr. Kane was a man who get everything he wanted and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something He couldn’t get , or something He lost. Anyway, it wouldn’t have explained anything…I don’t think any word can explain a man’s life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a … piece in jigsaw puzzle … a missing piece …

“Casablanca” ( 1942 ) directed by Michael Curtiz, adapted stage play “Everybody Comes to Rick” written by Murray Barnett & Joan Alison, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.

Rick Blain ( Humphrey Bogart ) : I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plain leaves the ground and you are not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorow … but soon and for the rest of your life…
Ilsa Lund ( Ingrid Bergman ) : But what about us?
Rick Blain : We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have it before … we’d … we’d lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night…

“Taxi Driver” ( 1976 ), directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Paul Schrader, main role Robert De Niro.

Bickle ( Robert De Niro ) confronting himself into a mirror and imagining the situation which would give him a chance to draw his gun ) : You are talkin’ to me? You are talkin’ to me? You are talkin’ to me? The who the else you are talkin’ to? You are talkin’ to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you are talkin’ to?

That would be all about Screenplay and It’s Components. If you have missed Part I check it out here.

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