[Quick Summary: Four gunslingers descend on Silverado to right wrongs in intertwining stories.]
I liked this script very much.
Lawrence Kasdan might be my new "go to" guy for ensemble writing.
Two things to marvel at:
1) The degree of writing difficulty that ensembles require.
ex. Last week's script = 7 high school classmates who are reliving their common pasts in a confined crucible.
This week's script = 4 people whose 4 story lines cross over each other in real time.
2) It's never takes itself too seriously and is fun to read.
ex. "The three men ride hell-for-leather away from town. At the first bend they leave the road and head off cross-country their horses straining up craggy hillsides and sliding down dusty slopes. There is some good riding going on here." (italics mine)
I laughed at the last sentence. It captures the tone perfectly.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Need more fun. Need more fun. Need more fun.
by Lawrence Kasdan & Mark Kasdan