Richard Linklater did a Reddit AmA, and talked about his movies (the Before series, Waking Life, Dazed and Confused), inspirations, and improvisation:
“The percentage of improv in the 3 movies is exactly 0%. It’s all scripted and rehearsed until Julie and Ethan practically lose their minds.”
Read the whole thing.
Reblogged from somethingclassic
Star Trek to Writers: Go Boldly
Classic Star Trek sounds a lot like 21st-century Star Trek: “We maintain a fast pace … avoid long philosophical exchanges or tedious explanations of equipment. And note that our cutting technique is to use the shortest possible time between idea and execution.”
Producers of the original Star Trek series distributed this photocopied guide to the show’s writers in 1967. They were all on a major mission to avoid cheesiness and scientific error. (Also forbidden: uniforms with pockets.) http://slate.me/YToqxJ
See more from the classic writers’ guide here.
Reblogged from slatevault
Thanks for watching Amazon’s original pilots. Stay tuned to find out which shows are selected to return to Prime Instant Video with more episodes.
Proper pushup technique is very important as you’ll see in this bonus scene from Those Who Can’t, the Amazon original pilot now available for free.