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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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The Script

If the story is what justifies your action, then a script is a rough blueprint for the action that is more descriptive than what was written in the story treatment or synopsis. If you work without a script, it is much like trying to build a house without a solid foundation. You can only hope and pray that it will all fit together, hold up properly, and not fall apart. Many times you’ll see a film that has a flimsy, mechanical story to get you from point A to point B to justify the action in between. Unfortunately, those films are not very memorable unless the action is truly exceptional—which is a very rare instance these days.

Reading a script is much different than reading a novel. Unlike in a novel, in a script there is no room ...

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