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A WRITER'S VOICE: 'Tangerine' - All You Need Is A Want and an iPhone

Jacob Krueger discusses how creating a movie, and writing a screenplay is actually a process not of manipulation, formula, or replication, but a process of removing our own masks and revealing something about ourselves, not only to our audience, but also to ourselves.

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Tangerine is a brilliant illustration of just how little you need to actually succeed as a screenwriter or a filmmaker. To make a successful film you do not need millions of dollars. To make a successful film you do not need years and years and years of experience. To make a successful film you do not need to follow the rules or follow a formula. To make a successful film there are really only two things you need: You need a Want, and you need an iPhone.

Tangerine was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. And not only does it look beautiful, but it also tells a compelling story, taking two characters on a profound journey of change. And, though it doesn’t have the most complicated plot in the world, the simplicity and the drive of its main characters’ wants provide it with a rock solid structure.

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A WRITER'S VOICE: 'Tangerine' - All You Need Is A Want and an iPhone by Jacob Krueger | Script Magazine

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