Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Silence of the Lambs: full story breakdown

It's a miracle! I've finished my full story breakdown/analysis of The Silence of the Lambs. 

Thirty-seven pages (!!!) and I could've written more. I don't freaking care what genre you write in - this movie is MUST VIEWING for anyone who is serious about writing in any genre and any medium. It's a master class in so many things - just to name one - VISUAL and THEMATIC IMAGE SYSTEMS.

And you people who are just finishing a first draft through Camp Nanowrimo—or who have a first draft from Junowrimo - well, that's exactly the kind of rewrite thinking you should be indulging in. After a well-deserved break, of course.

I'll be sending the link to the analysis out this weekend. But it's only available for people subscribed to my free STORY STRUCTURE EXTRAS LIST.

So if you want it, make sure you're subscribed:

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And enjoy your break!



Yves Fey said...

Gorgeous breakdown. I just reread it and watched it, but will have to go back and check some images I missed.

Yves Fey said...

I recently watched Pulp fiction again, and wondered if you'd tackled a breakdown of something non-linear like that?

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

There's always something new with this one!! Can't see it too many times.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

I don't do Tarentino because I can't stand him or his movies. Is there some other film you can give me as an example of what you're looking for?

Story Masters said...

I was waiting a long time for the rest of the Silence of the Lambs breakdown. Such a great analysis. I would happily read any more breakdowns you write... any hints at what you're planning next?

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Aldi, if you want more breakdowns, I have ten each in my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbooks - STEALING HOLLYWOOD and WRITING LOVE. I've put everything in those books - now I can focus on my Huntress Moon books and the TV series.