How to create memorable dialogue that becomes part of popular culture
A hallmark of a well-written script is a memorable line that could become part of popular culture.
Here are several examples:
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gone with the Wind.
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather
“You had me at hello.” Jerry Maguire
“I’ll be back.” Terminator
So how can you create memorable lines in your scripts?
Hal Croasmun, president of ScreenwriterU, explained this and other tips in “21 Steps to a Professional Rewrite,” a screenwriting teleconference on June 8. For more information about ScreenwriterU classes, visit the website.
First, go to the five most emotional moments in your script where most memorable dialogue happens. Read more