A quick course on Scriptwriting for Hollywood, session #2:

An in depth and advanced look at the ‘words beneath the words’ in real life & the movies.

The difference between ‘US’ and ‘THEM’.
Or; identifying useless enemies for the lower classes to hate.

As a scriptwriter, you are eventually going to need to ‘jazz up’ your crappy scripts to add interest where there just isn’t any. This can be easily achieved by the use of distraction, plus a decent sprinkling of manipulation of a generalized or specific character obsessed with hatred and blame, possibly focused on Gov’t or
corporate entities.

More specifically, document and broadcast language usage differs in reference from individuals to corporations and other large faceless entities, which ultimately minimizes any easily seen evil, probably due to the fact that large corporations are indeed, very, VERY evil. But, it remains that giant bugs & hideously deformed demonic-nazi terrorist- zombie-space monsters are still far, far more exciting, easy to hate, and action filled, not that different from a gas station twinkie. Just with more ‘oomph’.

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A quick course on Scriptwriting for Hollywood

Elaborates on the aspect of writing about boring subjects and making them interesting enough to sleep through.

“Based on a true story” these are movie ‘adaptations’ (read: fabricated exaggerations) that actually have only the thinnest grain of truth, which are re-told and rewritten to “enhance excitement & interest”,
altering characters, details, or any facts not considered pertinent to the roller-coaster ride of a 1 & 1/2 hour plot. Rethink ‘non-fiction’ to ‘adapted non-fiction’. Note: This method can also be adapted and adjusted for any movie format, such as fiction.

In this way, all movies are essentially similar, having a connected heritage that possesses little actual difference from fiction to non-fiction (since they are ultimately all fiction), but remain somewhat entertaining, at least until a commercial…
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