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Today, Good Reader, we’ll be looking at classic title sequences. If, as Hitchcock instructs, film is the juxtaposition of images for maximum emotional impact, then the title sequence is something the screenwriter should consider. Point Of Entry is critical. Picking up the story at the latest possible moment. But even before that is the imagery […]

Today we’ll continue our Sampler Series with some of the best writing from Script Magazine in 2016. I’ve been writing for Script Mag for a couple years. You can check out my articles here. Today it’s other authors, some of the best people in the field. Hopefully it helps you on your way to writing […]

Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.– Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus Nothing jerks tears like a good movie death. Acting with nobility, with grace and honor in light of an inevitable end is among the many reasons people pay $12+ bucks to see your movie. Cathartic moments, something universal they […]

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April 3, 2017 2 Comments

Some Tom Hardy love today. Apologies to all the DiCaprio-Hanks-Gosling-Depp-Denzel fans, but if we’re talking male actors in 2017, it’s Daniel Day Lewis and Tom Hardy. There’s no space today to even get into Bronson, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, or The Dark Knight Rises. And did you see Taboo?!!! Daaaaaaaamn! Today though, we’ll […]

Why couldn’t I have written King Of Comedy? I could croak in peace having penned that serious black comedy. Deniro as Rupert Pupkin, a loooooooong way from “you talking to me” Travis Bickle. I doubt this makes many people’s Top 3 Scorsese movies but it makes mine because, I’m mean– who thinks up a story […]