Michael Lee Simpson

Tell Me A Little. Show Me A Lot

Tell Me A Little. Show Me A Lot

A screenplay, or movie script, is more of a format than an art. Good dialogue is individual to each character, but when it’s used as a crutch to explain the plot, the lines become blurred. That’s where an old saying in screenwriting applies: “Show, Don’t Tell.” Al Bloom, screenwriter and owner of Script Reader Pro, […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Why Casablanca Is Considered One Of The Best Films Of All Time

Why Casablanca Is Considered One Of The Best Films Of All Time

No one expected it at the time. Casablanca sparkled with Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, but was predicted to be yet another Warner Bros. war picture. Based on Murray Burnett and Joan Allison’s unproduced play, Everybody Comes to Rick’s, the rights were acquired by Hal B. Wallis for $20,000— the highest amount […]