SCREENTAKES: Dialog as Action - Winter's Bone

by Screentakes

In this video essay, screenwriter and teacher Jeanine Lanowit uses a clip from the 2010 film Winter’s Bone, written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini and based on a novel by Daniel Woodrell, to illustrate how proper use of dialogue functions as action, propelling the story forward.

 

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