Date: 2017-04-14 21:03
The action takes place at a combination wedding reception/New Year’s Eve party, a celebration of joy and optimism and new beginnings. But this story isn’t about new beginnings it’s about last chances, because the focus of this story isn’t on the joyful newlyweds, nor is it on party hats and champagne and New Year’s Eve merrymaking.
In Whatever It Takes , a short screenplay by Paul Clarke, protagonist Tom understands the importance of inspiration well. He’s a successful writer, hard at work on his latest novel. The reason Tom’s successful is that he lives (and dies) by Edison’s rule. When we first meet Tom, he’s locked in a dingy hotel room – writing hard enough to save his life pouring ninety-nine percent perspiration onto the page.
In addition, there are a number of other websites that host screenplays that you can download. A few of the better ones are listed below.
This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Short and sweet, Careful What You Wish For is a great take on an old classic. Perfect for an indie director with imagination – and a humoristic one-two punch!
Also, you may not be able to do everything on these lists, but the more you do the better chances you’ll have. If you’re serious about success, however, you’re going to need to try most of these things, otherwise you’re not going to be giving your screenplay, or yourself, a real chance to succeed.
Over the years I’ve had the most success by sending cold query letters to producers so that’s what most of my lessons will cover. But don’t think this is the only way to succeed. It’s not. You should be pushing your screenplays forward in as many ways as you can (see the list above!).
More importantly, though, “Cards” is a filmmaker’s dream. It tells a heart-warming story about life-long “frenemies 8776 with a touch of humor and an element of suspense. There’s even a little romance in the air. All in five pages!
CLOSEUP – THE NEEDLE
Going into Vincent's vein.
CLOSEUP – BLOOD
Spurting back into the syringe, mixing with the heroin.
CLOSEUP – VINCENT'S THUMB
Pushing down on the plunger.