I feel the need to celebrate...
We now have over 25 great posts on subtext in dialogue. We decoded wordless subtext, one-word subtext, single and double entendres, lines that have two or even three layers of meaning, subtext in seduction, poetry, evasion, and appeasement, the subtext of not saying what would normally be said, I could go on and on…
Did you pick up on the subtext?
I want to officially and most sincerely thank from the bottom of my heart all of the contributors:
Billy Mernit, Unk, MaryAn Batchellor, Will Dixon, Matt Spira, Miriam Paschal, Ross Mahler, Mickey Lee, Nena Eskridge, GimmeABreak, Rose Gibbs, David Muhlfelder, Kevin Broom, and Bob Thielke.
We will not ever conclude our study on subtext. When inspiration hits us, when the subtle hidden meaning of a character’s words tickles our intellect, we will post new scenes to study & debate. (If you discover a great scene with subtext that you wish to add to our list, please feel free to email me.)
However, I’ll be starting a new study on CHARACTER DEPTH, which I’ll start blogging about in the next couple of days.
Also, we will be seeing more of Miriam’s very special Movie Breakdowns - Grease, The Skeleton Key, and Frailty. PLUS she will start giving us breakdowns of at least one movie from every great filmmaker – Hitchcock, Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, Altman, De Palma, and more. I’m very excited about that.
I’m also going to start posting script reviews of (a couple) upcoming movies and famous unproduced scripts, which was the whole reason I started the blog.
Plenty of Format Articles to come as well.
Below are all of our Subtext Articles, which I hope you enjoy.
Subtext with Billy Mernit
Subtext with Roger Ebert
An Explosion of Subtext
Casablanca, Apollo 13, and Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Queen of Subtext in Comedy
Subtext & Natalie Wood
The Dying Words of King Lear
Apocalypse Now Redux
As Good As It Gets
Back to the Future
Eyes Wide Shut
His Girl Friday
In Her Shoes
Leaving Las Vegas
Pride & Prejudice
Shakespeare in Love
The Shawshank Redemption