Scriptshadow Secrets by Carson Reeves

Reeves has a unique method of teaching how to write a screenplay. Most how-to books give you fundamental concepts like 3 act structure, plot, conflict, complication, theme, etc…which are all great and literally the basics that you have to master. Those books teach you how to engineer a story from ground up, but Reeves teaches you by reverse-engineering the great stories. He cracks and demystifies stories. This way we know what is a great story and what makes a great story; a clear standard which we can reference.

He also has a great website: scriptshadow.net

Scriptshadow Secrets by Carson Reeves

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Do not go gentle into that good night

Coming from LA to Incheon, I sat next to an awesome 81 year old gentlemen, Marty. We had a great conversation and he recited this poem for me. It’s a fantastic poem. It sucks I just find it out. It’s something I would get a tattoo of it on my chest, so I can read it in the mirror before going to bed.

Do not go gentle into that good night
by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Do not go gentle into that good night