Análisis del guión de Flight

Guión de Flight

Recalcamos continuamente en las clases del curso de guión que hay 3 cuestiones fundamentales que trabajar continuamente a la hora de convertirse en un guionista profesional: leer guiones, ver películas y escribir.

Dentro de la lectura conviene además leer guiones con visión de análisis, tal y como se hace en la asignatura de análisis de guión que contiene el curso.

Hoy te traemos un interesante ejemplo de análisis de los que habitualmente se publican en el blog de Scott Myers. Se trata del guión de Flight, película escrita por John Gatins, protagonizada por Denzel Washington y dirigida por Robert Zemeckis

Si deseas leer el guión de Flight de John Gatins este enlace te lleva directamente.

Como ejercicio puedes leer guiones y desmenuzarlos, destriparlos, analizar cómo están construidos. Esta práctica te ayudará en la escritura de tus nuevos guiones.


Scene-by-Scene Breakdown

By Sharita Gopal

Page 2: NICOLE MAGGEN has earned money with massage. She makes a call, hangs up and gives in to answer the ringing phone.

Page 3-4: In a commuters hotel near the airport, WHIP WITAKER wakes up with TRINA, his young colleague. Empty beers, vodka and wine around. Phone call, he argues with his ex-wife about tuition for their son. Whip drinks beer and sniffs coke before he and Trina leave for the airport.

Page 5-6: On the plane, we meet MARGARAT THOMASON, a religious mature flight attendant and CAMELIA SATOU, young flight attendant. Whip meets KEN EVANS, young first officer. It’s their first flight together. Whip is tired and asks Margaret for coffee and aspirin. There are 120 souls on board.

Page 8-11: Nicole visits Othello porn set in mansion and asks KIP for heroin. She refuses when Kip asks her to play Desdemona. Kip reminds her she was clean. He gives her for free ‘Taliban’, heavy stuff she may only smoke, not shoot.

Page 11-15: Back in cockpit. Bad weather: heavy rain, lightning, heavy wind gusts, yet Whip is ready to take off, while Evan is nervous. Severe turbulence at the take off. Evan indicates wind shear. Whip remains confident and doesn’t want auto-pilot but fly self. Passengers are afraid and scream, bags and coats fall out of the luggage bins. Attendants sooth the passengers.

Page 16-21: Whip sings and feels confident. They are cleared to flight level one. Plane takes another violent dip. Whip levels off to get out of the bad air. Passengers scream but Whip is cool. Plain approaches maximum speed. Evan warns Whip for over-speeding. For Whip, he lies to ATC that they are climbing. He’s anxious. Shaking of plane gets violent. Passengers scream. Evan warns they are going too fast. Whip keeps the plane climbing till it breaks through the cloud and he turns on the auto-pilot. Passengers and Evan are joyful, Whip, however, is shaky, and gives Evan order to take the plane home. He leaves the cockpit.

Page 22: Nicole finds FRAN the building manager in her apartment with her camera in his hands. She’s angry. He wants rent and tries to seduce her. Nicole tricks him out of her apartment and says she’ll bring the money after a shower. When she tosses her bag onto the floor, a needle comes in sight.

Page 23-24: Whip empties a bottle of orange juice half and fills it with the liquid of three small vodka bottles whilst he addresses the passengers. He throws the three empties in the galley trash and downs nearly half of the juice-vodka liquid.

Page 25: Nicole uses the drugs she got with a needle. Fran smells the stuff outside and bounds on her door.»

Leer el análisis entero del guión de Flight

Scott Myers y el análisis de guiones como herramienta de aprendizaje

Enough Said

Scott Myers es posiblemente uno de los más influyentes blogueros en temas relacionados con el guión.

Su blog Go into the Story lo consideramos en la escuela fundamental para todos aquellos que desean profundizar en la profesión de guionista.

Basando su formación en la lectura y análisis de guiones Scott presenta de lunes a viernes desde tratamiento de secuencias a tramas y análisis de momentos fundamentales de las historias analizadas. Hoy por ejemplo traemos aquí un post que analiza los momentos fundamentales del guión de Enough Said (una segunda oportunidad) escrito por Nicole Holofcener.

Desde hace 25 años incluimos en el Curso de Guión Audiovisual una asignatura de análisis de guiones precisamente porque aprender estudiando a los mejores es una herramienta básica e imprescindible de formación.

El blog de Scott Myers es una gran herramienta de apoyo a esta asignatura que todos podéis disfrutar pues se encuentra enlazada permanentemente en nuestra sección de enlaces de guión de este blog.

Puedes descargarte aquí el guión de Enough Said y compararlo con el análisis a continuación:

«Reading scripts. Absolutely critical to learn the craft of screenwriting. The focus of this weekly series is a deep structural and thematic analysis of each script we read. Our daily schedule:

Monday: Scene-By-Scene Breakdown
Tuesday: Major Plot Points
Wednesday: Sequences
Thursday: Psychological Journey
Friday: Takeaways

Today: Major Plot Points.

In every scene, something happens. A plot point is a scene or group of scenes in which something major happens, an event that impacts the narrative causing it to turn in a new direction.

A relevant anecdote. Years ago, I was on the phone with a writer discussing a script project. My son Will, who was about four years old at the time, must have been listening to me talking about “plot points” during the conversation because after I hung up, he asked, “Daddy, what’s a plop point?”

That’s in effect what a plot point is. It’s an event that ‘plops’ into the narrative and changes its course. So when you think Plot Point, think Plop Point!

The value of this exercise:

* To identify the backbone of the story structure.

* To examine each major plot point and see how it is effective as an individual event.

* To analyze the major plot points in aggregate to determine why they work together as the central plot….»

Leer el artículo entero: los puntos fundamentales del guón de Enough Said