The Ten Screenwriting Commandments of Quentin Tarantino

'Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?' A one day Online Masterclass with Bob Schultz

Love him or loathe him, Tarantino is an undeniable talent. His writing charms critics, seduces award givers and dazzles audiences. While only Tarantino can write like Tarantino, we CAN ALL learn the mechanics of HOW he does what he does… and does it with such sizzle.

The quotable dialogue, serpentine structure, and style that is both simultaneously ground-breaking as well as paying homage to the films he loves, Tarantino has unique flare. Even with all of his success as a director, he first and foremost makes the page his canvas, creating screenplays full of energy, character, wit, and guile.

‘Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.’

Quentin Tarantino

In this interactive workshop you will….

…illustrated by clips and pages of script, we will figure out how Tarantino faces the blank page, and brings the characters to life long before they are occupied by actors…

…so that you can bring those skills and tools to your writing too.

Putting volatile elements into a tight space, lighting a spark… and waiting… and waiting… until…

Contrasting the mundane with the extraordinary… Is that Royale with cheese?

Electrifying dialogue… what are the patterns and techniques used to write dialogue actors would kill for?

Unconventional structure… flashbacks and forwards, multiple protagonists, parallel narratives. Is this the kind of story YOU want to tell?

Unique sense of flair… why does it work so well even when it slides into the absurd?

Operatic structure… never mind scenes, sequences and finally acts, Tarantino structures EVERYTHING with operatic bombast thatg delights readers and audiences.

Great writing comes from the heart. The soul. The very cellular structure of a writer. And Tarantino – For all the blood and guts in his movies, Tarantino bleeds ink. Plenty of writers have made legends of themselves. But Tarantino has made a legend out of the art of writing itself.

‘I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Failure brings great rewards, in the life of an artist.’

Quentin Tarantino

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‘It is tremendously insightful and I actually watched Sorkin’s own ‘MasterClass’ series straight afterwards (which Bob’s webinar references occasionally), but on the whole I found Bob’s session much more practical, and actually more astute in drawing out WHAT Sorkin does and HOW he does it. At a fraction of the price, too. Great work Bob. Recommended’ 
Nick Boocock, Screenwriter 
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The Nitty Gritty

This is a unique and absurdly affordable opportunity to spend time with Bob, someone who has been training screenwriting for 20 years.

  • How much: £33
  • On Demand after: Re-watch for one year.

Find the thriller in your drama, the action in your characters’ conversations and charm, wit and connection in every moment of your story.

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‘In this “Zoom era” it’s very obvious who can teach online and who cannot.  Bob is brilliant at keeping you on your toes for hours and definitely knows his craft. This class is like a movie well made. Everything just works, makes sense, and shifts your perspective in a very interesting way’
Johanna Philip, Writer/Director 
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‘I like it when somebody tells me a story, and I actually really feel that that’s becoming like a lost art ’

Quentin Tarantino

What do Screenwriters Say About Bob?

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‘Huge roars of approval for all the fun and brain stretch! Bob, like all great teachers, is relentless in sharing knowledge!
Anita Tucker, Screenwriter
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‘Fabulous material, great delivery, very clear analysis and instruction. Loved the focus, the intensity, being asked to really stretch those writing muscles!
Vera Mark, Writer and Filmmaker
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‘Just so wonderful, joyful, and useful. I loved every moment – this might be my favourite course ever!’
Varsha Shah, Writer
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‘One of the best workshops I’ve ever taken online, smart, funny and very hands on with different writing exercises.’
Johanna Philip, Writer/Director
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This class is run by screenwriter Bob Schultz. For more than 20 years, Bob has been training screenwriters , helping thousands of writers clarify their stories, reorganise their ideas and build confidence to bring the very best version of any writer, to the opportunities they create.

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