Film Language Tag: dialogue

According to The Screenwriter's Bible (pub. 1995), “Dialogue is not reallife speech; it only sounds like it. It is more focused, less rambling than real-life speech. Yes, it contains fragments and short bits, but anything extraneous is pulled out, including the ahs and uhs. You might say that dialogue is edited speech. It is organized and has direction, but it retains the style of real-life speech.” According to writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, this is because “Realistic dialogue as it is spoken in everyday life cannot be brought to the stage or screen for the simple reason [that] it would bore everybody out of their minds.” Kroon, R. W. A/V a to z: An encyclopedic dictionary of media, entertainment and other Audiovisual terms. McFarland, 2014.


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