Scene Spotlight: Best Ballroom Dance Scenes

This week I’m breaking down scenes from two of Baz Luhrmann’s best movies — Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom. These are both required viewing if you want to write a ballroom dancing film.

I picked these scenes because not only do they advance the plot, but they also have conflict and character development. That’s a tall order– but these scenes manage to accomplish these and more!

Scene Spotlight: The Matrix

The phrase, “screenwriting is a storytelling competition, not a writing competition” holds true in many aspects of this craft. Clarity is prized over flowery prose — especially when writing action.

But that doesn’t mean you can neglect the writing aspect of screenwriting. The opening scene of The Matrix shows that clarity and fantastic writing should be used in tandem to create the most engaging story possible.