Mark Renshaw

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Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman
Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman
I’ve read a few screenwriting books now and some seem to be by guys who have written scripts I’ve never heard of. Others constantly reference the one or two minor successes they’ve achieved.

William Goldman has a proven track record over several decades and they are filled with quality movies and books. This is a man who cares about telling a good story filled with quality characters. All this comes across really well in the book ‘What Lie Did I Tell?’

If you are expecting a book about script formatting or how to write a script that is ‘guaranteed to sell!’ this is not that type of book. Instead it’s an honest recollection of William’s magically weird and whacky… Read more
How Not to Write a Screenplay: 101 Common Mistakes&hellip by Denny Martin Flinn
I've been dabbling in writing scripts for a while, picked up a lot of bad habits and made loads of mistakes. This book has put me on the right track and taught me so much of what I was doing wrong. I've a long way to go but this was a great start.

Not only does it tell you the common mistakes it shows you through example how scripts then get it right. Highly recommended
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Capaldi
81 of 126 people found the following review helpful
The first episode 'Long Tea Break of the Doctor' was a bit disappointing, although the new enemy race 'The Pancreas' look promising. Things really kick in a gear in episode 2 “Carry on Doctor” and Matron really seems like the new River Song but with more smut.

EP 3 is a tear jerker “Doctor, Doctor I think I'm a Pair of Curtains!' – It was tough to see the Cybermen being replaced by new improved Apple iCybermen. I thought it was a bit Deus Ex Machina for the Doctor to beat them by uploading Candy Crush into their Hive database though.

Ep 4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10, 11 and 12 is the first time 'modern' Who has done a long multi-episode arc and about time too. 'Who Wants to be a… Read more