Author: Anthony | Subject: Writing
Article excerpt: What is "On the nose" dialogue and how can
a script writer avoid it? In essence, on the nose dialogue
is that which unnecessarily describes an action or emotion
that should be apparent to the audience from the visual
message they see on the screen. For example, if there is a
person running across the screen it is not necessary for any
of the actors to suddenly say, "Look. There is a runner!"
Similarly, the characters expressions and body language
should portray most of their emotion reactions.