I agree, it should be like this. The total time they expect it to take to read and how long someone actually spent reading it. Otherwise, it encourages long articles instead of concise thought out articles. I don’t mind long ones, but I also enjoy reading 3–5 minute pieces during quick downtime.
This happened to Famed mystery writer Agatha Christie. I’ve never heard of someone running like this though at the start. Plus he was aware of what was happening when he was in the airport doctors office, but was paranoid. Doesn’t sound like a fugue state to me.
While it is entirely up to you how you want to write (which is the beauty of screenwriting) I would argue that where you’re using an em dash, you could be using a comma to get the same effect without cluttering the page too much.
He runs to the cabinet, pulls out a bottle of booze.
I got into this industry because I have a passion for storytelling and films. I believe that films are very culturally influential as well as educational. I love films that take you into the world of something real, or escape into a fantasy realm so you can forget about the problems of your days. Films have a way of touching us and leaving a lasting…