INTERVIEW: Thomas Wilson-White Discusses Grief and Queer Genre Films with ‘The Greenhouse’ (2021)

This year’s BFI Flare festival was host for numerous world premiere’s, including Australian writer and director Thomas Wilson-White’s feature length debut The Greenhouse.

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[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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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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Between the Lines: ScreenplaySubs Creator Talks About the Value of Reading and Watching a Screenplay

I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Egan Bisma, the person behind ScreenplaySubs, on the conception of the software, how it was made and the benefits of viewing a film in this particular way.

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10 Years On, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (2010) Isn’t As Bleak As You Remember

Never Let Me Go is more interested in the characters than the science-fiction elements: telling a story of love and making the most of what time we have.

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Between the Lines: Creating a Visual Identity in the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010) Screenplay

Even with Wright’s brand of snappy editing and energetic pacing, it’s interesting to see how much of the now iconic visual style actually came from an early draft of the screenplay written by Bacall.

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Between the Lines: How Comedy Tells a Story Throughout the ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007) Screenplay

Edgar Wright films are recognised for their intelligent use of visual comedy and snappy editing styles, where Hot Fuzz is rich with both.

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How the ‘Moonlight’ (2016) Screenplay Uses Silence to Speak the Loudest

Moonlight is an epic story of one man’s personal life that utilises a particular style and writing voice. Jenkins juxtaposes earth-shattering narrative moments with words of stillness and quiet to amplify the effect it has on Chiron.

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