Friday, March 16, 2007

Scott Frank's Rule of Three

Further to Mamet's Knife, Scott Frank, screenwriter for Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Minority Report says:
It's just a rhythm thing if you're going to set something up like that. You make
sure it's a set-up: you state it, restate it, then pay it off. That's really
what it is. And then it's just a feeling, if he's slipped once and then slipped
again it wouldn't feel right but if you make a habit of slipping on the stairs ...

- Kevin Conroy Scott - Screenwriters' Masterclass

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