Reader Question: Do I HAVE to use INT/EXT — LOCATION — DAY/NIGHT in scene headings?
Scott Myers

Understanding the difference between the more technical document of a shooting script and the one the actors and execs read really opened a lot up for me. It really gives the writer way more room to tell the story, rather than just follow the style guides.

The youtube channel Nerdwriter1 has a great episode about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that illustrates it beautifully (a lot like your excerpt above).

The artistic nature of the writing really conveys the atmosphere and mood of the scene, gives you a clear picture in your mind’s eye as well as more meat for the actor’s and crew to chew on when making the film.

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