Arrested By An Incredible Story Line Development

 

Arrested Development is one of the most complex and creative TV shows ever made.

With its witty humour, running gags, misdirection and foreshadowed events spanning several seasons it’s bound to have you in hysterics immediately followed by a head tilt and squinty eyes. Even after watching it through a second and even a third time you’ll likely pick up on details you missed originally.

Subtext is something every writer pursues to master, and this story is chock full, despite the use of a narrator spelling everything out for you.

For writers and independent filmmakers looking to nail their dialogue and/or story structure then I would recommend taking a watch of this video essay on ‘How Arrested Development does running gags’.

 

 

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

Shooting the Shot With Roger Deakins

Cinematography is a tough gig, you rack your creative brain trying to figure out ...

Get Outta Here! Bringing a Script to Life

All your favorite popular movies started off as words on a page. We don’t ...

Is this the role Jim Carrey was made for?

Jim Carrey, an actor all independent filmmakers are either inspired or terrified by. I ...

30wM: Cleaning Lenses

The Cheat Codes to independent filmmaking. 30 Seconds with Mike (30wM) is a video ...

Why Stories Matter

Stories span cultures and can last for thousands of years. Watch this creative video ...

The Most Exciting Sword Fight Supercut You’ll Ever See

By Brenden Bell From Errol Flynn to Uma Thurman, epic sword fights have been ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions