Following ‘How Did They Write It‘ (HDTWI), the free eBook for screenwriters compiling over 400 examples from 25 screenplays, here is HDTWI: Extension #1, dedicated to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, by David Lowery.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints was Lowery’s second feature film, and one of my favorite films from 2013. The movie feels like a sad song told by an old Texan, and I wasn’t surprised to discover, while reading the script, that Lowery’s style conveyed this atmosphere from the opening sentence. The example below are presented in the same format than in HDTWI PDF. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I’d recommend you to download it, it’s free, and full of examples!
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