Quote from David Mamet's 2005 memo on screenwriting. "The job of the dramatist is to make the audience wonder what happens next."

Quote from David Mamet's 2005 memo on screenwriting. "The job of the dramatist is to make the audience wonder what happens next.

Essanay was Chicago-based film studio founded in 1907. Originally called the Peerless Film Manufacturing Company - which is an excellent name.    More here on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essanay_Studios

The rejection slip the motion picture studio Essanay Film Manufacturing Company sent screenwriters whose submissions were found wanting. Essanay is best remembered today for its series of Charlie Chaplin films.

Quote from General George S. Patton, "Lead, follow or get out of my way." Great advice for getting on with your life.

Quote from General George S. Patton, "Lead, follow or get out of my way." Great advice for getting on with your life.

Quote from David Mamet's 2005 memo on screenwriting. "The job of the dramatist is to make the audience wonder what happens next."

Quote from David Mamet's 2005 memo on screenwriting. "The job of the dramatist is to make the audience wonder what happens next.

Everything changes everything.

Everything changes everything.

Everything changes everything.

Everything changes everything.

Neil Simon, playwright, scriptwriter, comedian: "When you read something good, it's too soon to quibble about details. That's a given part of the process."

Neil Simon, playwright, scriptwriter, comedian: The first ten minutes, you lay down the ground rules.

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity" General George S Patton.

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity" General George S Patton.

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory" General George S. Patton

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory" General George S.

Writer Jack Cunningham snapping his suspenders. Photo Paul Dorsey.

Writer Jack Cunningham snapping his suspenders.

Writer Niven Busch asleep in 1937. Photo Paul Dorsey.

Writer Niven Busch asleep in Photo Paul Dorsey.

William Goldman discussing script meetings in 'Adventures in the Screentrade'. Published 1983

William Goldman discussing script meetings in 'Adventures in the Screentrade'.

William Goldman on 'Truth'

William Goldman on 'Truth'

William Goldman's prayer for the common scriptwriter. Published in 'Adventures in the Screentrade', 1983

William Goldman's prayer for the common scriptwriter. Published in 'Adventures in the Screentrade', 1983

William Goldman discussing script notes in 'Adventures in the Screentrade', published 1983

William Goldman discussing script notes in 'Adventures in the Screentrade', published 1983

William Goldman "You enter each scene as close as you can to the end..." from Adventures in the Screentrade, publixhed 1983

Adventures in the Screen Trade - William Goldman

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