Assembling the Ensemble
Regardless, however, I'm curious what all of your thoughts are on ensemble films. I've never really written one before, so I'm not really sure how to go about it fully.
First of all, what are some of your favorite ensemble films? What do you like about them? How about ones you dislike and why? What would you consider the defining characteristics of such a film? How would you define an ensemble film, and why would one work better or worse? What is the difference, in your view, between an ensemble film and just a film with a lot of characters? What unique challenges do you think such a screenplay poses?
I've already formed some opinions on these topics myself, and have also done some poking around on the 'net for some good articles and blog posts. But I'd still like to hear your opinions on this as well. Let me know! Thanks.
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Tags: screenwriting, ensemble+films