The recently started youtube channel “Outstanding Screenplays” put up an interesting video about “5 tips for screen writers” by taking the movie “Good Fellas” as an example.
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Irwin Winkler and distributed by Warner Bros. It is an adaptation of the 1985 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980.
Goodfellas is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the gangster genre. In 2000, it was deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. Its content and style have been emulated in numerous other films and television series.
5 tips for screen writers:
Here are the 5 tips that “outstanding Screenplays” mentioned in their video.
tip 1 – 0:57 – Create an Intriguing Opening Scene
tip 2 – 3:02 – How to Make an Anit-Hero Likable
tip 3 – 5:45 – How to Write Compelling Voice-over
tip 4 – 8:41 – How to Construct a Riveting Love Story
tip 5 – 11:33 – How to Develop Memorable Scenes
Watch the above video completely to understand the tips. You cal also learn more about Screen play writing by supporting “Outstanding Screenplays” on their Patreon page below.