MYTH #3: Every Scene Should Move The Plot Forward by MFA Alum Bill Mesce
MFA alum Bill Mesce on MYTH #3: Every Scene Should Move The Plot Forward. He contemplates No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, and more.
So what does all this “wasted,” unnecessary, doesn’t-drive-the-plot stuff do? Like the fat in a good Italian sausage, it’s what gives Fargo its flavor, it’s what breaks it out of a crowd of thousands of twisty-turny crime thrillers, it’s what makes it its own thing and not a clone or variant on a jillion other caper-goes-bad flicks.
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Bill Mesce, Jr. is an author, screenwriter and playwright living in New Jersey. He graduated from the FDU MFA program this past August.
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