Stanley Kubrick once said that a screenplay isn't meant to be read. It's meant to be interpreted into film. He also said, "Hey, that 126th take was good, but not quite what I'm going for. Reset to one and let's take it again." Today, screenplays are written and rewritten by teams of execs, studio heads, and maybe even a writer or two. What can we hope to learn by opening up the bound carcasses of slain trees?
Why, quite a bit.
For today's post, we're going to look at the impressive work of one YouTuber in analyzing the messages, products, and successes of some of Hollywood's most famous films. What made the Joker so amazing in "The Dark Knight?" Why is "When Harry Met Sally" so damn good? Who cares about all the dialogue in a Tarantino movie (hint: everyone).
So please, take a few minutes today to watch these videos. There aren't too many yet, but we hope this rising star continues his poignant look into the journey of the written word from page to screen.