How to rethink a scene…

For some reason this morning, this fine fine morning, I found myself on YouTube instead of writing. Hmmm. Mr. Procrastinator? No, in reality it was Mr. Hoping He Can Find A Shot like the one he had in mind… instead of just making it up and getting on with it, I looked for something from a Laurence Olivier movie…

and ended up here…

And I thought I’d share it with you. Same dialogue, three completely different scenes. Three different ways to think about the same material. And this relates to your work because just because you write it one way, doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You can rethink it after you’ve written it. Be open to change.


Which is your fave?



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3 responses to “How to rethink a scene…

  1. Melody Lopez

    Sir Ian McKellan. It had depth and interest… lots of what Blake Snyder would call “Pope in the Pool” …with the full tapestry of a living “moment” happening for me instead of me needing to interpret the blankness of the stage in the second and to find myself trying to relate to the one actor in the first.

  2. Nooo. I get your point, but none of the above. It’s a rare, rare film that stands the test of time and the same goes for Shakespeare. He had his day. Now let someone else have a chance.

    The Jackson Pollock thingy was more fun 🙂

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