DZ-61: Unfilmables 2 – Moments of Awe

How can unfilmables help you create those cinematic moments of awe?

In this second part of our series on unfilmables, Chas and Stu continue their deep dive into how writing the “unfilmable” can enhance your script. Rather than looking at micro moments, they turn their gaze to ‘moments of awe’ — those often breathtaking cinematic moments that feel beyond writing. But are those scenes actually unscriptable?

In this episode we look at sequences from YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, THE INVITIATION, and MOONLIGHT. We talk writing cinematically, performance beats, breaking (and maintaining) “the spell”, limited palettes of language, self-contextualising writing, and ‘instructables’.

Thanks to Chris Walker for editing this episode, and Carissa Lee for performing the big print. 

As always: SPOILERS ABOUND and all copyright material used under fair use for educational purposes.



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