Billy Wilder’s ten rules of good filmmaking:
1: The audience is fickle.2: Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.3: Develop a clean line of action for your leading character.4: Know where you’re going.5: The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.6: If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.7: A tip from Lubitsch: Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.8: In doing voice-overs, be careful not to describe what the audience already sees. Add to what they’re seeing.9: The event that occurs at the second act curtain triggers the end of the movie.10: The third act must build, build, build in tempo and action until the last event, and then—that’s it. Don’t hang around.
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Billy Wilder’s ten rules of good filmmaking:

1: The audience is fickle.
2: Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.
3: Develop a clean line of action for your leading character.
4: Know where you’re going.
5: The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better you are as a writer.
6: If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.
7: A tip from Lubitsch: Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.
8: In doing voice-overs, be careful not to describe what the audience already sees. Add to what they’re seeing.
9: The event that occurs at the second act curtain triggers the end of the movie.
10: The third act must build, build, build in tempo and action until the last event, and then—that’s it. Don’t hang around.

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