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How to Bury Exposition in Your Screenplay: "The Pope in the Pool"
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With screenwriter Blake Snyder


In this commentary, Blake explains how you can sneak exposition into your script and entertain viewers at the same time.

In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder has sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing "Blank Check," which became a hit for Disney, and "Nuclear Family" for Steven Spielberg both million-dollar sales. His book, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, was published in May, 2005, and is now in its tenth printing. It has prompted standing room only author appearances in major cities around the world. 

Apparently the book is not quite the last book on screenwriting you’ll ever need. The sequel, Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter’s Guide to Every Story Ever Told, published in October, 2007, shot to number 1 in the "screenwriting," "screenplay," and "movies, history and criticism" categories on

Commentator: Blake Snyder
Date: November 12, 2008
Running time: 03:19
File size: 2 megabytes
Rating: G
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