We salute Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men” and discuss:
- cinematography: background and blocking;
- writing: strong characters, subtext, character descriptions in a screenplay;
- and other such stuff and things and stuff.
“They’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.“ – Harper Lee, from To Kill a Mockingbird
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Notes & References:
CORRECTION: I, Wes, misspoke on “Belle” which was directed by Amma Asante and not Gina Prince-Bythewood. I’d just watched “The Old Guard” on Netflix and had Gina Prince-Bythewood on the brain.
Rob Reiner’s IMDB page is fun to look through
Here’s a twitter feed that just tweets female character leads in scripts
That rifle drill by the Marines is called a “Silent Drill Platoon”
Joss Whedon’s original Wonder Woman script (which was not made), here’s a screenshot of his character description of Wonder Woman:
Here’s a link to Aaron Sorkin’s script, and below are descriptions for Joanne and Daniel:
And for fun here are the stills from the scene with the vignetting that I assume is the top flag on the matte box:
This Week’s Recommendations:
CinemAtlas.com! – really cool site to see how movies/actors/crew overlap in their projects! Cross reference Goodfellas with The Godfather, or see how many films Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were in together. It’s a lot of fun!