WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE (Part 2: David Mamet Secrets & Tricks)
by Dov S-S Simens on July 9, 2015
David Mamet is a Great Dialogist & You can’t have a Great Script without Great Dialogue.
There are two contemporary masters of great dialogue.
David Mamet for Movie Screenplays.
Aaron Sorkin for TV/Cable Teleplays.
They just seem to know how people talk.
10 DIALOGUE TRICKS FROM THE MASTER… “Mr Mamet”
The following article from “ScriptShadow” is a great conversation with David Mamet who outlines his 10 top Dialogue Writing Musts.
ONE: Speak & Say Something
TWO: Dialogue must show Character
THREE: Ask & Receive
FOUR: Monologues Must be Specific
FIVE: Postpone a Question’s Answer
SIX: Conflict. Conflict… and Conflict.
SEVEN: Phrase Exercise
EIGHT: Always have a Negative Talker
NINE: Liar Liar is Better Better
TEN: Always Talk from an Angle
The Article (Click Below)
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Dov S-S Simens / Dean / Hollywood Film Institute
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