What is Buzz and how can your screenplay deliver it?
- April 29, 2016
- Posted by: cherylcroasmun
- Category: Articles
That’s called BUZZ!
Buzz is incredibly important to producers.
Let’s look at THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Written by Christopher McQuarrie
Verbal Kint, the sole survivor, has been given immunity in exchange for testimony about who is behind the 27 deaths on a boat. Throughout the interrogation with Agent Kujan, Verbal appears to withhold details that are pried out of him. The feds are after Dean Keaton, the man they believe is Keyser Soze, the notorious killer from Hungary. But Verbal believes that Keaton is his friend and spared him for a reason. By the end, he breaks down crying and admits the truth — that Keaton is Keyser Soze.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
Once you understand how endings work, you’ll instantly see many new possibilities for your current and future scripts!