a rose by any other name

May 12, 2014

 

screenplay_stackI spend a good deal of my time lately —

Staring at lists of script titles in my immediate future with a sense of impending loathing and horror.

This is based entirely on the titles.

I have no idea what’s inside there. But the titles? Ahhh!

 


 

When this happens, I sort scripts not based on which script I want to read first — but on which script I want to read last.

 


 

This is not a good scenario for a script.

 


 

Writing is a seduction.

That seduction starts with the title.

 

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2 Responses to “a rose by any other name”

  1. So true. I want a title to convey the essence of the story, to lure me into the story… not act like a blunt weapon or be so generic, it could be anything.

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