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Can a Lame Idea Make a Great Movie?

Absolutely — ideas are worthless

The King’s Speech
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I’ve said it before: In screenwriting, the most over-appreciated item is the idea.

When you have a great idea for a movie, that’s all you’ve got.

What remains after that?




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Richard Walter

Richard Walter


Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: