Category: Alvin Sargent

  • Spider-Man 2.1 — screenplay, structure, story

    Spider-Man 2.1 — screenplay, structure, story

    Theoretical structure: Duration: 125 minutes Act I: 0 – 35 minutes Introduce Peter Parker: 0 – 10 minutes Introduce Otto Octavius 10 – 20 minutes Establish conflict: 20 – 30 minutes Plot point I: 30 – 35 minutes Act II: 35 – 100 minutes Synthesis between Parker and Octavius: 35 – 95 minutes Plot point II: 95 – 100 minutes Act III: 100 – 125 minutes Conflict resolution: 100 – 120 minutes Ending: 120 – 125 minutes

  • Spider-Man 2.1 — director’s cut review

    Spider-Man 2.1 — director’s cut review

    Having already reviewed Spider-Man 2’s original cinematic edition, all there is to say about Spider-Man 2.1 is about the differences. This is more of a check-list review.

  • What the Marvel/Sony deal could, does and should mean…

    What the Marvel/Sony deal could, does and should mean…

    Marvel Entertainment released a press statement today, confirming that, after a long series of negotiations with Sony Pictures Entertainment, who own Spider-Man’s live-action rights, the character was finally to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside characters such as Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • BAFTA Film Awards – 2015 Original Screenplay nominations

    BAFTA Film Awards – 2015 Original Screenplay nominations

    The BAFTA Film Awards airs tonight at 21:00 on BBC One HD, and will announce, among other things, the winners of the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay awards.

  • Spider-Man 3 — review

    Spider-Man 3 — review

    Adapted by Alvin Sargent, Ivan Raimi and Sam Raimi from Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee.   What made Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 so great was Peter Parker’s character development, and how that transcended the story to become relatable for all of us, while also running parallel with other characters, who were experiencing their own equivalent. It also felt […]

  • Spider-Man 2 — review

    Spider-Man 2 — review

    Adapted by Alvin Sargent from Spider-Man no More! by Stan Lee.   What’s so great about Spider-Man? I’ll tell you what’s so great about Spider-Man – this. I’ve recently been going through the Spider-Man series, and eventually got to this one, having heard the legends of its greatness and legacy. Honestly, I still think it’s underrated. The […]

  • The Amazing Spider-Man — review

    The Amazing Spider-Man — review

    Adapted by James Vanderbilt, Steve Kloves and Alvin Sargent from The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.   Did you know Spider-Man is the highest-grossing fictional character? When taking into account everything, merely including cinema, he’s earned more money than any other character. So it’s no surprise Columbia Pictures want to keep the character. […]