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Good Vibrations (2013) with Glenn Patterson - Screenplay by Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry - Writing a Movie - Review

February 26, 2020

This week’s episode is all about the feature screenplay ‘Good Vibrations (2013)’ with a special interview with one of the writers, Glenn Patterson. The story centres on the life of Terri Hooley, who sets up a record shop right in the middle of the bombs, security cordons and danger of Belfast at the height of the Troubles. We cover a range of topics including how to authentically portray a protagonist who you personally know, the impact of using music to give your film a strong identity, perseverance in finding your audience and how it is for a novelist to try begin working on a screenplay.

The BBC writer’s room has made the script publicly available to download here, we recommend you check it out!

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