Script

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  • Emmanuel Mouret

     

    Interview über seinen Film "Küß mich bitte!"

    Emmanuel Mouret

     

    MC: What was your personal career in becoming a filmmaker?

     

    EM: After graduation at school went to Paris. First I made a short film with a kind of subvention. And it was very bad. I couldn't manage actors and screenwriting. Then I worked as an assistant. After that I entered a dramatic school for learning how to play and maybe how to direct actors for the future. And by myself learning scriptwriting because I heart that only Americans know how to tell stories so I tried to read all screenwriting books from the USA. After that I entered to La Femis, the National Filmschool and my ending film called in French "Promène-toi donc tout nu " was released after quitting school. It was a fifteen minutes short film. Different producers proposed to me to make a feature length film. So one year after quitting school I made my first film "Laissons Lucie faire". And then I made the two other films "Venus and Fleur" and "Change of Adress", which made the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes and my last film "Un Baiser s'il vous plait", which was premiered at the Venice Film Festival..

     

    MC: When did you come up with the idea to make your movie "Un Baiser s'il vous plaît"?

     

    EM: I think just before shooting "Change of Adresse". Usually I've got an idea for quite a long time and I work a lot on the screenplay structure. And when I have all the structure, I write very quickly. One week, one month is enough after preparing the film. But it's always difficult to say how much time I actually needed to write the film. The writing time might be a week but you cannot count the time before because you work and do other things at the same time.

     

    MC: Which role does the kiss play in your movie?

     

    EM: I think the desire of kiss plays a role. The kiss is the goal. The dramatic moment, is the time between the burst of the desire and the kiss. And the kiss is the end not completely because there are other goals. The idea in the film, even if there are other kisses during the film but the mainline is all the way the character take to another kiss.

     

    MC: Why did split up your movie in an interior and an outer story and didn't you just tell the story of Julie and Nicholas?

     

    EM: The first idea of the films was the last scene. And I like to see the influence of any story on other stories. I think when we tried to determine ourselves for choice different stories on earth play a role in our choice. I wanted to show that in the film and I found it very lyric ? to go into a story and to go into another story and so on. And I wanted to show the paradox things that the character to explain why she can't kiss him but during the story of the film they are getting closer and closer and closer. Change the aim of what she is doing

     

    MC: How difficult is it to direct and act at the same time?

     

    EM: It's not very difficult. A lot of directors do that. It's not very difficult because I chose my crew and it's a good crew and I can believe in them. It's easier when your are on of the actors. You play with them and fail with them and propose with them. It's simple. And as an actor for me I don't feel to have to be in the character. I know the story. I play to tell the story. It's more difficult when you start editing because you see your face. And I can't be charmed by my face. That's why I don't like to see my films again.

     

    MC: While writing your script did you already know that you would take over the part of Nicolas?

     

    EM: Yes, when I write, I see myself in each character, even female character.

     

    MC: Did this knowledge influence the character while creating the person of Nicolas?

     

    EM: No, when I write I don't think about other actors. When I am writing I project myself in each character. They are talking and thinking like I can. I remember that it was very difficult for me in earlier times to write screenplays because I asked myself, this character is a woman, and how can I let a woman speak or this character is an old man. And today I say, however. Anyway, all my characters will speak and think how I am. It was a big liberation. And then the work of each actor because when you actors screenplay you bring maybe 50 percent and the other 50 percent of the character is brought by the actor or by the actress. This is maybe an answer.

     

    MC: Which role did sound play in your movie?

     

    EM: It played a very big role as big as the visual image because cinema is image and sound. Sound is maybe sometimes even more than image because sound is the rhythm of the film, the air of the film. The more film I make, the sound is taking over more and more importance.

     

    MC: Are there any advices that you can give to young directors?

     

    EM: It's always difficult to give advices. I can just tell something out of my experience. I think the most frightening is when you start with film the pressure that you have to think about everything. You want to manage everything. You think great directors control everything. And that is wrong. Instead of trying to control things it is better to listen. The work of the directors is to choose from the different propositions you have. Actors make propositions, the photography director makes propositions and all people make propositions if you want to listen to them. And you never know what you want but you know what you don't want. The best advice is to listen and not to try to control.

     

    MC: Thank you very much.

    Interview geführt von Eva Leiblein

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  • US-Format

    Drehbuchschreiben auf die amerikanische Art

    Amerikanische Drehbuchseiten sind anders aufgebaut als bei uns. Sie werden sehr gründlich geschrieben und mehrmals überarbeitet. Auch Teamarbeit ist nicht unüblich. Man unterscheidet und kennzeichnet:

    • First und Second Draft (erste und zweite Fassung)
    • Shooting Script (Drehfassung)
    • Final Draft (Endfassung)

     

    Wie bei deutschen Drehbüchern ist es auch bei amerikanischen Screenplays dem Autor überlassen, ob er Anmerkungen in Bezug auf die Kamera machen möchte. Wirklich gerne gesehen wird das aber weder von Regisseuren noch von Kameraleuten...

     

    Layout

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    Die Drehbücher werden vorzugsweise in Schreibmaschinenschrift (Courier) verfasst. Vielleicht soll das die Illusion vom hungernden, kettenrauchenden Autor an der mechanischen Schreibmaschine aufrecht erhalten.

    Wenn eine Szene über mehrere Seiten geht, so steht am Fuß der ersten Seite rechts unten (CONTINUED) und auf der folgenden Seite links oben CONTINUED .

    Vor der Bezeichnung der Örtlichkeit wird definiert wo wir uns befinden, also ob Innen oder Außen. Hinter der Ortsbenennung wird die Tageszeit genannt: DAY/NIGHT/DAWN .

     

    CAM camera

    cont. continued

    CU close-up

    ECU extreme close-up

    EVE evening

    EXT exterior

    INT interior

    POV point of view

    V/O voice-over

     

    Wenn die Sprechweise oder der Adressat eines Dialoges beschrieben wird, so geschieht dies zwischen Namen und Dialog in runden Klammern. (very serious), (smiles) oder (to barkeeper) (Beispiel: Dialoge). Eine innere oder Kommentarstimme wird als Voice over bezeichnet und an gleicher Stelle gekennzeichnet.

     

    Abkürzungen

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    Deckblatt

    "HAVE A NICE DIE"

    Screenplay by

    William XXX

    Prod. No.

    FINAL DRAFT

    May, 2000      Property of:

    XXXXX YYYYY, Inc.

    Mike T. XXXXXX

    541 Moviecollege St.

    Hollywood, California

    Text/Inhalt

    4.

    CONTINUED:

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    INT. ANNA’S FLAT  – DAY

    A high, empty room with two big cases, a table and two chairs. Exhausted, Anna and Mona let the mattress fall to the floor.

     

    Mona:
    He’s nice.

     

    Anna:
    Oh, he’s bound to have his faults!

    (with a laugh)

    Mona:
    He looks so wonderfully sad ...

    Anna:
    Like all men, when they want to look intelligent ...

    Mona:
    I'd better go now, I've got things to do. Won't you feel lonely here? You're not used to it, after all.

    Anna:
    You know, the boy-friend I used to live with – at the end we were simply sharing the flat, that was all.
    Mona:
    All the same, I don't understand why you moved yet again ...

    Mona pulls on her jacket, hugs Anna goodbye and goes. Anna looks at the bare walls, until her eyes come to rest on the ugly lampshade high up under the ceiling.

    Resolutely she puts her two cases one on top of another, puts a chair on top of them and climbs up the makeshift tower. She unscrews the lampshade, climbs nimbly down and stamps on it hard. Satisfied, she looks at the bare lamp fitting.

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