What are the best mind-blowing movies?

May Contain Spoilers. In no particular order (Except Pulp Fiction. That's my favourite movie):Pulp Fiction: I mean, how did Tarantino even think of it? Also, Samuel Motherfucking Jackson.GoodFellas: Joe Pesci. And the breakneck pace.Inception, Memento: Very heavy on concepts. Cerebral films that make you go wow.Oldboy: Gritty,

Is an iPhone camera better than the cameras used to make movies before the 2000s?

Short answer YES!(with the exemption Space telescopes and lab grade stuff)As far as movie industry/consumer digital YES iPhone X is as good as a DSLR from the 2000's and can do 200mbps 4k60P.But most productions were done in 35mm film post 2000 because digital wasn't really a stranded until 2005 ish for

What are the best mind-blowing movies?

May Contain Spoilers. In no particular order (Except Pulp Fiction. That's my favourite movie):Pulp Fiction: I mean, how did Tarantino even think of it? Also, Samuel Motherfucking Jackson.GoodFellas: Joe Pesci. And the breakneck pace.Inception, Memento: Very heavy on concepts. Cerebral films that make you go wow.Oldboy: Gritty,

Is an iPhone camera better than the cameras used to make movies before the 2000s?

Short answer YES!(with the exemption Space telescopes and lab grade stuff)As far as movie industry/consumer digital YES iPhone X is as good as a DSLR from the 2000's and can do 200mbps 4k60P.But most productions were done in 35mm film post 2000 because digital wasn't really a stranded until 2005 ish for

Will there be other film studios like STX setting up in the next 10 years?

I certainly hope so. Studios like STX give mid-budget films a chance to really thrive. We never would've gotten fantastic films like The Gift or The Edge of Seventeen without them.In fact, we've already gotten one similar to it in Entertainment Studios. Terrible name aside, they're not afraid to embrace the bombastic

What are the best mind-blowing movies?

May Contain Spoilers. In no particular order (Except Pulp Fiction. That's my favourite movie):Pulp Fiction: I mean, how did Tarantino even think of it? Also, Samuel Motherfucking Jackson.GoodFellas: Joe Pesci. And the breakneck pace.Inception, Memento: Very heavy on concepts. Cerebral films that make you go wow.Oldboy: Gritty,

Will there be other film studios like STX setting up in the next 10 years?

I certainly hope so. Studios like STX give mid-budget films a chance to really thrive. We never would've gotten fantastic films like The Gift or The Edge of Seventeen without them.In fact, we've already gotten one similar to it in Entertainment Studios. Terrible name aside, they're not afraid to embrace the bombastic

Is an iPhone camera better than the cameras used to make movies before the 2000s?

Short answer YES!(with the exemption Space telescopes and lab grade stuff)As far as movie industry/consumer digital YES iPhone X is as good as a DSLR from the 2000's and can do 200mbps 4k60P.But most productions were done in 35mm film post 2000 because digital wasn't really a stranded until 2005 ish for

Why are the Christmas movies of the last 15 years so cheesy, unfunny and insincere?

There is nothing gone wrong. We are just so tighten up to the mainstream Hollywood culture, we can't take off our blinders and look a little further in the cinematic void.You can check my answer on What are your favorite Christmas movies? for a list

Can anyone be a great film director?

No, only those who thrive to be a director can. And to thrive is to take steps one at a time. Steps are to learn, trial and error, and then perfecting the craft until you will be given a chance to direct a film.

Is an iPhone camera better than the cameras used to make movies before the 2000s?

Short answer YES!(with the exemption Space telescopes and lab grade stuff)As far as movie industry/consumer digital YES iPhone X is as good as a DSLR from the 2000's and can do 200mbps 4k60P.But most productions were done in 35mm film post 2000 because digital wasn't really a stranded until 2005 ish for

What video games have the best scripts and plots?

A lot of games I'd recommend here!To the Moon is a game about a terminally ill patient's last wish to visit the moon, and it's a game that depends entirely on its writing to succeed (like ENTIRELY - the gameplay is often more annoying than not), and

What are the best mind-blowing movies?

All movies are sorted by release year)[* Personal recommendations]Will update when I watch more moviesPHILOSOPHICAL MOVIESA movie describing philosophical concepts and theories. These movies take on other aspects of reality, from a different angle, often harder to understand. Examples are Paradoxes, Time Travel, Parallel Universe, Virtual Reality, Dreams etc.Arrival (2016) *

Will there be other film studios like STX setting up in the next 10 years?

I certainly hope so. Studios like STX give mid-budget films a chance to really thrive. We never would've gotten fantastic films like The Gift or The Edge of Seventeen without them.In fact, we've already gotten one similar to it in Entertainment Studios. Terrible name aside, they're not afraid to embrace the bombastic

Can anyone be a great film director?

No, only those who thrive to be a director can. And to thrive is to take steps one at a time. Steps are to learn, trial and error, and then perfecting the craft until you will be given a chance to direct a film.

Why are the Christmas movies of the last 15 years so cheesy, unfunny and insincere?

There is nothing gone wrong. We are just so tighten up to the mainstream Hollywood culture, we can't take off our blinders and look a little further in the cinematic void.You can check my answer on What are your favorite Christmas movies? for a list

Have you ever had a screenplay you wrote made into a film? How did it feel?

I've had three screenplays produced and I can't say the feeling was

What is a change that a director or writer made to a film that ended up making it even better?

Your question is flawed. The director and writer are the primary creative inputs into a film, therefore what they decide to make is what the film is. They can't really make their own thing better because as they incrementally add improvements (which they do minute by minute),

Why don't movie critics write the screenplays for movies?

Because they can't.  Or because they don't want to.  Or because they don't have the time.  Or because they don't have the courage.  No different than anybody else.     Because screenwriting is actually pretty damn difficult.  To be good is very difficult.  To be great is next to impossible. 

How to use my movie scripts as leverage to get me more influence over films

In a word, impossible. If you're just a screenwriter (as opposed to, say, a writer-director like Tarantino), then you cannot do it.Author Julia Phillips (the producers of The Sting, whose most famous book is called You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again) said that in H'wood,

What is some advice on how to sell a movie script I've written?

1. You need an agent.  Very few production entities (and I run a very small production company) will look at an unagented script.  The fact is that the primary relationships in the industry are between agents and buyers.  A buyer will look at a property from a trusted

Do screenwriters generally make better directors?

As a screenwriter who directs (as opposed to a director), I have a slightly different view. While being a writer doesn't automatically make you a better director, I do think it give you potentially more insight.Same thing as an actor, or a cinematographer, or an editor. Every aspect of film making that you can absorb is

What makes a good horror/suspense story?

MYSTERY‘Easy man , behave'He heard the strange voice and woke up with a shrug , saw a strange man making faces at him for he was leaning over that man. He tried to remember why was he in that bus, but after wasting some

How to get money to turn my finished script into a feature film

Most of the answers to this question are going to be sarcastic, because, unless you're one of 10 players in Hollywood, no one knows. There are dozens of books that propose to give you answer to this kind of question, but none of the answers are

How much should a screenwriter charge (in India) for his script for an episode and for a full length feature film?

It depends on your name and previous work. Salim-Javed in their Prime charged 8 lakhs/movie (I am talking about 70s-80s and this was huge sum then). Similarly the writer of Sarkar got 5 lakhs for the script. The writer of Bahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan must be charging excess of 50 L

Has a narrative film ever been made that was totally unscripted?

Well, totally unscripted films probably do not happen. British director Mike Leigh who has made some wonderful films like

How to create new tragedy stories in Telugu movies

A Frustrated Telugodi answer. Just make a new film everything from titles to the end in English and release it. Then that will be greatest tragedy for Telugu movies. To add salt to the sore add Chinese subtitles to reach larger audience. That will be NEW TRAGEDY in TELUGU movies. UNESCO recently warned

What are some plot holes in some of famous movies?

Sorry to be the one to say this, but "Inception" has a huge plot hole. Don't read further if you haven't seen it. If you have seen it, feel free to proceed.From what I remember, a major plot point

How to make readers hate the villain

I suggest your Villain must expose the truth that other characters won't say/admit or don't want to believe.The Joker from The Dark Knight does this beautifully. Two quick examples below...Batman and The Joker speak in the interrogation room:Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: [giggling]

What are the steps to send a proposal to a director to adapt my novel for film/TV adaptation?

Unless your novel received critical or commercial acclaim (or both) the odds of a producer or a production company becoming interested (far more crucial elements to get on board than a director who is essentially a "hired gun") then your odds of

Could someone read my short film script?

I read some of your script but not all. It appears to be a "beginners" screenplay in which you attempt to direct your story. It is way too complicated for a screenplay and resembles more of a "shooting" final script in which ALL possible camera

How to write a movie script of my life? Any tips and suggestions from some pros

Yes. Write it. I've heard many times through books and classes that one of the best things you can write as your first script is a story about you. It works well because if you're writing anything about a character, then you have to truly know that character,

Why do Korean dramas seem to have such good scriptwriters?

Well, there's no definite answer to that. Good script writing is a talent. So, there are many Koreans who hon that.K-drama writers usually either the conventional plot (spin-off of a Cinderella kind of story, like Boys Over Flowers) or a deviating plot (Eg: Iris) or

What are common problems in film adaptations of books?

It takes a lot of revamping of a book in order to make it a successful movie. If this process doesn't happen, the adaptation will usually kinda suck.The best examples of novel adaptations are where the story has been changed drastically. If you look at Kubrick's novel adaptations for example they're usually wildly different to

How to pitch a script to Netflix

George pretty much fooled you guys with his answer; it would seem many of you don't know how to read sarcasm lolTo pitch an script to Netflix, you will need an agent or an entertainment lawyer. You can do simple Google searches for both. Agents although are free, are very picky when it comes to accepting clients because they

Where can I find a good agent that could get my movie script into the hand of a producer?

This is one of the most popular and one of the most perplexing questions every writer faces. I recommend that you create a strategy beyond the walls of this website.First, make a list of all the movies that are similar in style and genre. Make a list of the types of movies that you like

What are the best mind-blowing movies?

All movies are sorted by release year)[* Personal recommendations]Will update when I watch more moviesPHILOSOPHICAL MOVIESA movie describing philosophical concepts and theories. These movies take on other aspects of reality, from a different angle, often harder to understand. Examples are Paradoxes, Time Travel, Parallel Universe,

Why is there a trend where when a book series is adapted to film, the final book is adapted into a two-part film?

The original franchise that split its final installment in this way was Harry Potter. In that case, the books were extraordinarily long. Though Order of the Phoenix is the longest by word count, much of that is devoted to character building and emotional development and fully excisable subplots, so

If a Bollywood movie were made on the life and career of Sachin Tendulkar, what would be its opening scene?

"Rafi, open karega kya?"March 27, 1994: A dressing room packed of about 15-20 players and Mohammad Azharuddin, standing along side Ajay Jadeja, asking Sachin whether he is interested in opening the innings for India to which Sachin immediately said Yes!. Navjot Singh siddhu was injured in the first ODI of the series and Indian

Will there be a place for speculative screenplays 10-20 years from now?

Probably but it's impossible to predict. For the majority of the time film has been around in America, spec scripts, as we know them, did not exist. In the early studio days, writers worked for the studios and wrote what they were told. Once writers were at liberty to

How can one shoot a short film without any script?

You can for sure shoot a short without a script, but you do need a plan:Think of a short kinda like Maslow's Hierarchy of movie needs:Starting at the base layer the bottom:Anything shot and edited together, but completed.A basic story and rudimentary technical standards. It's better than absolute crap. There are a few slow

Why do you think there are so few women in filmmaking?

Agenda. Historically men were business owners and creators. Today things have and are changing.In a previous answer someone stated the word cringe when a woman had made the film. That comes from knowing most of the creators have an AGENDA of promoting LGBT, feminist, degrading masculinity. NOT all but most.Strong story without an agenda is always good for entertainment.

How to present a script to a movie maker to make a movie on it

It depends on who you are. What I mean is this; Do you have a proven track record of writing movies that were produced? or have you written script before that were not produced or optioned but not put into development. Or; Is this your first script? or have you written several scripts before that were neither