Ed Vassie

Hi! I'm Ed Vassie. I'm a screenwriter and a recovering zombie. Check out some of my scripts and my screenwriting blog here.

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Learning from Hitchcock

In anticipation for the Hitchcock Film Festival, I've started reading Hitchcock Truffaut.  

 Interviews with the Master.  

Interviews with the Master.  

I've only read Truffaut's introduction and I can already tell that the book is going to be filled with nuggets of wisdom about film making that apply specifically to screenwriting. For example: 

 Show, don't tell! 

Show, don't tell! 

While this bit of advice is in every screenwriting textbook, I've never considered it from the point of view of the audience. I then realised that every movie that I've found confusing in the past had most of its exposition in dialogue... Boom! 

Anyway, that's the nugget of learning I picked up today. Hope it helps you. 

Happy writing.