Friday, March 9, 2012

Flim Slate: 'How to Break Down a Screenplay'

You can never prepare too much before shooting a film. For instance, I just watched “Saving Private Ryan” for the umpteenth time and there it was: a mistake that I’d never noticed before. The translator has rounded up a group of Germans. One of the Germans mouths off and the translator shoots him, then tells the rest of the group to move off. We cut to a shot of the Germans marching off and there’s no dead German on the ground.
Someone made a mistake in breaking down the script and no one caught it.
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