A movie script looks -- and acts -- nothing like a novel. It's a document full of white space, compressed description and action, and heavy on dialogue that reveals character and advances the plot.
Screenplay[ edit ] Although some writers utilize their own modifications on the standard screenplay format, there is a basis upon which all feature film screenplays are formated.
The standard screenplay format is devised for simplicity of reading by many different departments in addition to roughly timing out to one minute of screen time for one page of script.
Screenplays should be written in twelve point Courier font. Twelve point Courier is an important component of the standard format for two reasons. One is nostalgic Courier font resembles the look of a page written on a mechanical typewriterbut the other reason is highly practical: Courier is a monospaced font meaning every glyph is the same width as opposed to variable-width fonts, where the "w" and "m" are wider than most letters, and the "i" is narrower.
With a monospaced font only a certain number of letters will fit on each row and each page, assuring uniformity of the format and achieving the one page per minute of screen time formula. Final Draft, the popular screenwriting software has developed their own Courier font, Courier Final Draft.
This font was designed to mimic a PC Courier font on Mac computers to achieve further uniformity between the platforms. There are no differences between the glyphs of Courier and Courier Final Draft and the two fonts are interchangeable on those platforms.
Utilizing any font other than twelve point Courier or Courier Final Draft will result in a screenplay that does not adhere to the standard format, does not approximate the one page per minute of screentime formula and therefore regarded as highly undesirable by producers.
The Courier New font alters the pitch of the typeface, taking up more space on the page and therefore altering the overall page count of a script document. Courier New font is not recommended for screenwriters. Margins are generally set as such spaces are assuming 12 point font at 72 spaces per line: Scene Number if used is 1.
These are always abbreviated and followed by a period and one blank space and then the name of the location where that scene takes place. Scene headings, also called slugs, are placed for each and every location in the screenplay, including all the various elements of a location.
It is not correct to have INT. Each room is treated as a separate location in the script because when the film is actually shot these sequences will most likely be shot out of order all scenes in the kitchen will be shot together and all scenes in the living room will be shot together, possibly on different days and, possibly, in completely different physical locations the kitchen may be a practical location in an Old House, the living room might be built on a soundstage.
Some writers like to put a hyphen between the main location and the sub location, IE: Scene headings are always in all capital letters.
Mark walks into the living room from the kitchen and picks up his books. Action is always written in present tense Mark walks, not Mark walked. It is generally accepted that action should not be longer than 10 lines without a break.
Action also describes the locations, as much as necessary. There are two line breaks between the end of action and the name of a character speaking one blank line between action and character name or the beginning of a new scene one blank line between the end of action and the scene heading for the next scene.
The Character Name is placed on its own line and centered on the page. It is always in capital letters. There are some modifiers that can be placed after the character name in parenthesis separated by a single space.
Voice Over can be a voice on a telephone or the sound of the character's own thoughts.
This could be a character speaking from another room. There is only one line break after the character name before dialogue no blank space.
It is placed immediately under the centered character's name and indented considerably from the left hand side and slightly from the right to stand out on the page. Underline and italics can be used for emphasis, but should be used sparingly. It is placed, indented from the dialogue, on a separate line and enclosed in parenthesis.
Parenthetical direction is only specific to the speaking character not to other characters in the scene and should be extremely brief.
It can indicate a parawr use, a direction of conversation to a different character in the scene, a notation on a specific emotion or intent in the following dialogue. Parentheticals are always in the middle of dialogue - dialogue never ends with a parenthetical direction. Parenthetical direction is usually written in all lowercase letters IE: After the dialogue ends, there are two line breaks one blank space between the next character name or action or a new scene heading.
Some standard format notes: They are placed at the end of a scene with one blank space before a new scene heading. Generally speaking, they should be used sparingly. An HTML example of screenplay formatting incorporating all of the above can be found at:Sadly enough, there aren't many Tamil movie scripts online.
Instead of the script, I suggest you can read the screenplay of the movie. Director Myskkin has books of all his films. Do check out Anjaathey screenplay. He even had a stall in this year's book fair (held annually by BAPASI).
The Tamil script (தமிழ் அரிச்சுவடி; Tamiḻ ariccuvaṭi; [t̪ɐmɨɻ ˈɐɾit͡ɕːuʋəɽi]; pronunciation (help · info)) is an abugida script that is used by Tamils and Tamil speakers in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and elsewhere to write the Tamil language, as well as to write .
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Author: Nandhini JS. 'Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru' Tamil Movie Script. Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru is an Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Nandhini JS. It was produced by Sathyam Cinemas and Real Image Media Technologies and was released on 25 September Knowing how to plot a film script is a learning process and although many have tried, many have also failed to get their scripts made into movies.
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