Sideways - The Basics of a Scene | Screenplay Notes
by Cristobal Olguin
Using Alexander Payne’s film Sideways as an example, Cristobal Olguin sets out to answer the question: What is a scene? By examining the nuts and bolts of scene writing—from headings to stage direction—as well as creative choices such as setting, characters, and dialogue, Olguin’s video essay also acts as a guide for how to write a compelling scene.
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