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What Can 'Mad Men' Teach Us About Screenwriting?

A behind-the-scenes storytelling breakdown from the creator of one of the most beloved television shows of all time, "Mad Men." Don Draper. The name alone evokes nostalgic images of the 1960s, back when everybody smoked and nobody cared. But there’s a ton of screenwriting work that went into creating Mad Men’s central character. So, what screenwriting lessons can you take away from the iconic AMC show? In this video essay from Behind the Curtain, we’ll hear what Mad Men creator Matt Weiner has to say about the development and writing of one of the best TV shows in history and see how his nuggets of wisdom can apply to your own work. Let’s take a look at Matt Weiner’s 6 screenwriting lessons: Dramatic Irony Pop quiz: what’s dramatic irony? It’s when the audience knows something that the characters don’t. Matt Weiner uses dramatic irony to create interesting situations between characters because when there’s an information gap like that, it builds tension within a scene. Often, the audience is waiting to see what will go wrong. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Wednesday, 19 June

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