To view our short film’s script, click here: SCREEN THREE – SCRIPT
One of my favourite directors and writers, Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained), once said putting together a script is like writing poetry, where every line has a huge significance rather than being something one could throw away without any worries. I kept this in mind throughout mine and Jannath’s writing process. Every line, in my mind, suggested more about the characters and the story at hand. You can see our thought process below.
As you can see from my blog concerning the escalation in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, Jannath and I wanted to creating a scene that had tension that slowly increases as the scene progresses. In this way, the ending will be more shocking and more intense. We did this by having a lot of dialogue that was accompanied by rising action, and you can see this in the script above.