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Essential Scenes in Essential Movies

Search for down-to-earth actions to elicit character development

Burt Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success

Among my favorite movies is Sweet Smell of Success, whose screenplay was written by legendary playwright Clifford Odets collaborating with Oscar-winning screenwriter Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest among many other credits). Tony Curtis, in the most memorable performance of his career, plays…



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Richard Walter

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