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Lessons From The American Beauty Screenplay

Warning, spoilers are ahead!

American Beauty is easily one of my favorite movies, so I was thrilled to come across these two great videos created by @michaeltuckerla. As mentioned above, they do contain some spoilers so if you haven’t already seen the movie, you should probably steer clear of this post.

There are so many lessons to be learned from its fantastic screenplay. This video covers how screenwriter Alan Ball designs and reveals his characters.

Director Sam Mendes cut out a big portion of the film. Why? What are in the missing 27 pages that were cut from screenwriter Alan Ball’s original version of American Beauty? This second video covers just how different the movie could have been!

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