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How important is it to write a treatment first for a film today? Or does everyone expect you to have the complete script? - Question/Answer Now Playing


How important is it to write a treatment first for a film today? Or does everyone expect you to have the complete script?

Sep 09, 2010

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How important is it to write a treatment first for a film today? Or does everyone expect you to have the complete script? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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at Sep 09, 2010 - 10:02 AM
Haha -- I always tell my writer friends I'm working on the treatment and they never know what I'm talking about, and even when I show it to them, they still don't understand the point. I'm glad McKee mentions how tedious and arduous it is (and subsequently tempting to just circumvent) but he's right: without that treatment, you just end up writing crap. Without that treatment, you never see first hand, the sweltering amount of problems that need to be fixed and re-examined.
Script Slave: One of the best of the Q&As, this
at Sep 09, 2010 - 3:58 AM
Pity no one seems to stock the Casablanca treatment; but the weaknesses of an outline to script approach certainly chime with the frustrations I always have with my first draft(s)

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