The basics of writing dialogue.
Dialogue has 2 basic functions:
1) To help move the plot along
2) To help develop characters
As the era of silent films will show, there’s no problem with having absolutely no dialogue in a film; it is, however, a useful tool screenwriters can use and when used properly it can be the most memorable quality of a movie.
In the video below we cover the basic function of dialogue, as well as a fundamental mistake screenwriters make when writing it: trying to make it sound realistic.
Movie characters don’t talk like people in real life. Get over that and a whole world of possibilities opens up to you.
Watch our video to find out more about writing dialogue!