shooting script


Definition of shooting script

1 : the final completely detailed version of a motion-picture script in which scenes are grouped in the order most convenient for shooting
2 : the final version of a television script used in the production of a program

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Recent Examples on the Web Improvisation can be a powerful tool for developing characters and getting at their inner lives; the great English filmmaker Mike Leigh works with his actors for weeks before formalizing their intuitions and inventions into a shooting script. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Madeline’s Madeline’ Review: Unraveling On and Off Stage," 9 Aug. 2018 Along with Boseman’s costume, the museum will feature a shooting script signed by co-writer and director Ryan Coogler, producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore, and co-writer and producer Joe Robert Cole. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Black Panther is heading to the Smithsonian," 26 June 2018 Ramis had left large gaps throughout the shooting script for Murray to fill in later. Chris Nashawaty,, "Inside the Caddyshack Scene That Squashed the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase Beef," 17 Apr. 2018 That said, a finished shooting script isn't actually always final. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "The script for Star Wars: Episode IX is finished, J.J. Abrams says," 22 Feb. 2018 In both screenwriter Charles Lederer’s final draft of the shooting script, dated 1939, and in the film itself, the Chicago indicators run rampant. Michael Phillips,, "Does 'His Girl Friday' truly belong to Chicago?," 8 Mar. 2018 Rather than just following the standard post-mass shooting script, Parkland students are firing back at right-wing conspiracy theorists and forcing ineffectual, NRA-sympathetic senators like Marco Rubio into an embarrassing defensive crouch. Luke Darby, GQ, "NRA Is Losing Major Sponsors and Partners Amid Calls for a Boycott," 24 Feb. 2018 The studio junked the rest of the footage, and apart from a reconstruction cobbled together recently with production stills and the shooting script, the release version is all that remains today. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Books / Film / Poverty / Television This Week on Filmstruck: Films about Hard Times," 2 Feb. 2018 California auctioneers Profiles in History said on Thursday that the 158-page shooting script is marked and underlined in pencil by Fisher for every page with dialogue for her character Princess Leia. NBC News, "Carrie Fisher’s Annotated ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Script up for Auction," 14 Sep. 2017

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circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shooting script.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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