[Between the Lines] Seeing and Hearing Through the Protagonist in the ‘Sound of Metal’ (2019) Screenplay

Setting up and subsequently flipping Ruben’s world within seven pages is a testament to the writers using tried and tested techniques to tell a new, interesting story.

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[Between the Lines] The Best Narratives of 2020

To kickstart a new year for Between the Lines, I wanted to talk about five films that stood out to me purely on their story and writing aspects.

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Between the Lines: The Fantastical Imagery in the ‘Paddington 2’ (2017) Screenplay

Writers Paul King and Simon Farnaby use a mix of sound design, animated illustrations and flashbacks to bring the thoughts of characters to life.

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10 Years On, ‘Tron: Legacy’ (2010) Deserves More Credit for its Ambitions

Sure, the film doesn’t exactly tell a masterful story with intelligent writing and dialogue, but there are so many narrative and thematic elements that deserve to be praised.

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Between the Lines: NFF Writers Talk About Their Short Films

I was fortunate enough to have a virtual chat with not one, but two writers featured in the strand: Mike Marriage with his dystopian drama Ghillie and Azhur Saleem with his dark thriller Muse.

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NFF REVIEW: ‘British Mix Vol. 1’ Strand

The Norwich Film Festival British Mix Volume One strand showcases British talent currently working on short film projects.

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NFF REVIEW: ‘Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection’ Strand

The Norwich Film Festival Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection showcases short films that explore otherworldly concepts to tell human stories.

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Between the Lines: How David Robert Mitchell Writes Horror in the ‘It Follows’ (2014) Screenplay

The surprise horror hit of 2014 is a truly terrifying film thanks to its central premise.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Industry’ (2020) is an Entertaining but Flawed Financial Drama

Industry excels at putting the audience in the moment, but lacks urgency and depth.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Another Round’ (2020) Fails to Say Anything New or Meaningful

Unfortunately Another Round goes through familiar themes without adding anything new to the table.

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