Posts Tagged ‘Wet Hot American Podcast’

“Any screenplay can be about any stakes. It can be tiny like trying to get a piece of gum off your shoe or saving the world–it’s irrelevant. The point is the stakes are important to the character and that you care as the audience about what the character cares about. I think of Swingers and [Jon Favreau] making that phone call and how you’re just on the edge of your seat freaking out and going, ‘no, no, no’— just as you are when you’re watching Indiana Jones in exactly the same level of energy from an audience. So it’s just how you build and present those stakes.”
Writer/director David Wain (They Came Together)
Wet Hot American PodcastScriptnotes (with John August & Craig Mazin)

Related Post:

What’s at Stake? (Tip #9 )
To Live or Die? –Howard Hawks quote
Scriptnotes’ 100 Podcast
Raiders Revisited (Part 1)
DAVID MAMET’S BOLD MEMO (?) “Who wants what?”—Mamet

Scott W. Smith

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: