Brain + Heart = Good Script
Here’s a good article about how to get a reader to care about your screenplay. According to the author, it mainly comes down to engaging the reader’s heart by putting the reader inside the character’s heart. Here’s an excerpt: What that meant was not just that this character needed to be at the center of events – he already was. But the audience needed to experience...
I never want Friday Night Lights to end. That’s darn good television.
Gimme Four Lines Contest
Writer or not, give me the best/funniest/most interesting/wittiest four lines of dialogue based on this random log line: A pack of dessert chefs becomes trapped at the movies. The winner gets a free T~Rev demo and a preview of his new UK anthem.
iPad/iPhone Reviving Board Games →
Interesting article on how the iPad and iPhone has reinvigorated classic board games.
This Is Your Brain on Stories
Here’s an interesting article about how our brains respond to stories, proving that good stories actually have a physiological effect on us. When subjects read this passage and several others in an fMRI machine, researchers were able to observe which parts of their brain were activated as the subjects read different elements. Depending on what was happening in each sentence, quite different...
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Film Directors to Watch in 2011 →
Archie Comics Drop the CCA Seal →
Archie: Extreme and Uncensored?
BREAKING: Henry Cavill Cast As Superman →
Great Leaders Are Great Storytellers →
Great leaders are natural storytellers, but even business owners who would never readily consider themselves to be great leaders often can’t help but tell their story so passionately that those who listen simply want to believe. So what’s your story?
The Legal Fight Over That Song From 'The Fighter' →
Seems like Drive-in Music just wants to sue a bunch of people and get as much settlement money as possible. If it goes to jury and they win, though, it could really open up a can of worms by setting precedent for other potential sampling cases.
What a Great Story...
We talk quite a bit about great stories around here, so I thought I’d post an excerpt of a great one I read. Great work. “The soul of the city is in a football game three seasons ago, the return to the Superdome, on a Monday night when those of us who love New Orleans first realized the city would be back. It was Sept. 25, 2006 — Payton’s and Brees’ first home game. The Friday...
Captain America Not a Proud American?
The film Captain America: The First Avenger will have its title truncated to, simply, “The First Avenger” in overseas markets because Marvel/Paramount feel that the name Captain America would be offensive. As a proud American citizen, this upsets me. Of course, they are couching it as “brand management” rather than a political move, but what about the brand of America? What happened...
Best Four Lines of Dialogue
Writer or not, give me the best/funniest/most interesting/wittiest four lines of dialogue based on this random log line: Seven unsuccessful CEO’s cook dinner in a Mexican border town. The winner gets a free T~Rev demo and a preview of his new UK anthem.
Is Hollywood Messing With Us?
Here’s a great article from Relevant Magazine which looks at the shifting standard of ‘truth’ in Hollywood films and how the public loves every second of the faux-reality. Here’s an excerpt: “… almost everything in our digitized, cut-and-paste world these days has a tenuous relationship to reality. Perhaps that’s why these dubiously “true” films...