The screenplay that I’m writing now, involves the protagonist with an inner conflict with himself, which the entire story revolves around (which all screenplays should: a conflict, or the character achieving his goal).
The problem I’m having is, it’s not very visual, I know screenplays need to be visual. Though, I’m not sure of the methods used in screenplays to externalize inner conflicts.
I asked my screenwriting prof, and she said that I should try to embody this problem with another character - the antagonist, in order to externalize things. Have this character sort’ve repersent what he hates about himself.
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?
Check out some films with a somewhat similar theme that’s centered mostly around one character. Maybe check out Polanski’s
REPULSION. I’m not sure if you can find the screenplay anywhere. But maybe do a search for it, and see how that script looks like. Click the title for the Amazon.com link for a possible copy of the script.
ADAPTATION might be a good choice, since that kind of employs the tactic that your professor suggested. I know you can find the script for that. I’ve seen it at the Virgin Megatore here in San Francisco some time ago. Amazon has it here.
I know there’s others, but these titles are the ones I can think of right now.