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‘Rose and the Wolf’ feature-length script

I’ve been continuing to work on my script, first announced here. It’s up to 60 pages now. The original homework assignment was for 35 pages; I liked writing so I just kept going after I turned the assignment in. 60 pages is long enough that one might call this a feature length movie script. “Feature length” is not well-defined, but I think generally it means “longer than a TV show episode”. TV show episodes tend to be around 45 minutes, and with each page of a script being more or less equal to one minute of film time, mine’s an hour long now. Even if the 1 page/1 minute ratio is not accurate, I’ve got about 15 minutes of leeway, and my script’s not even done yet.

I did eventually become comfortable with a name for my story: “[The] Rose and the Wolf”. I say “become comfortable with” because it was one of the first names I considered, I just didn’t like it. I couldn’t think of anything better, though, so the name stuck. Now I just have to decide whether to include that first “the”. It shouldn’t be there because Rose is a character, not a thing. Yet the name doesn’t sound right to me without it.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says “Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.” Obviously my script hasn’t been exhibited theatrically yet, but it would fit the running time requirement. (Link broken? Try this Wikipedia permalink, which says basically the same thing)

Download ‘Rose and the Wolf’ here

Script needs a name

TL;DR: I want ideas. Scenes, titles, whatever you can think of.

I’ve been writing a movie script lately. It started out as an assignment for a writing class. Now that the class is over (spring break is here!), I think I’ll put the writing on hiatus for a while. I do intend to add to the story eventually, just not now.

It started out simply enough. At the start of the term, each student was randomly assigned three things: two character descriptions and a location. We could change the characters & location however we wanted during our writing as long as there was some arguable link or path from what was originally assigned to what appeared in the final version of the script. In my case, the main character was to be a female restaurant owner, her love interest was to be a male football coach, and the location was the “north woods”.

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