The Pestle


Ep 222: “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

January 23, 2023

We get to Shane Black’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” party and discuss:

  • Story & Writing, humor, subverting expectations;
  • Screenplay snippets, how Shane Black’s voice is distinct;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

An action film can have too much action; picture an equalizer on a stereo, with all the knobs pegged at 10. It becomes a cacophony and is, ultimately, quite boring.Shane Black

Notes & References:
Dice is prehistoric, dice wiki
Screenplay for “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
Wordplayer article about good scripts becoming bad movies, “The 100 Million Dollar Mistake”

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This Week’s Recommendations:

Script Apart podcast website, Apple Podcasts

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