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Movies – Much Ado About Nothing

directed by Joss Whedon, starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion Joss Whedon, one of the reigning kings of Pop Culture, has tackled Shakespeare. Or rather, he’s put on the music, charmed the Bard’s work ont the dance floor and … Continue reading

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Writing Books – The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide

by Max Adams In 2001, Max Adams published the first edition of her Screenwriter’s Survival Guide. I’d been acquainted with her in an online message board community, and since I worked in the Entertainment Business, I was interested in what … Continue reading

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Writing Books – How To Write a Screenplay in 3 Days

by Jackie Lynn Young Mr. Young subtitles his book “The Marathon Method.” The main title itself is enticing to any screenwriter hoping to speed up the amount of time it takes to work on a script. But unfortunately, the title … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-Ray – White Face

Written and Directed by Brian McDonald This short film came out in 2000, and I saw it – as a filler on one of the cable movie channels, I believe – and fell in love with it. The blurb for … Continue reading

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Movies – The Tourist

It is always a pleasure to watch excellent actors at work. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what the material is. The Tourist may be basic thriller fare, but it is very nicely put together.  Not only are the Venice locations beuatifully … Continue reading

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Movie — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint; Directed by David Yates When the movie opened, I’d heard so much good reaction to the latest Harry Potter movie, that I decided to see it as soon as it was possible, instead … Continue reading

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Movies – Valkyrie

starring Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branaugh, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy; directed by Brian Singer VALKYRIE flies off the handle. I admit that I went to see this out of curiosity. First, I’m doing research on Nazi Germany for a … Continue reading

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Writing Books – Save the Cat!

by Blake Snyder There’s nothing like a good title to catch your attention. In fact, that’s one of the first points Blake Snyder makes in Save the Cat! If you’re a writer who thinks “The right title will come to … Continue reading

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Writing Books – The Hollywood Standard

by Chris Riley There are plenty of books available that tell you about the importance of sticking to the standard formatting of screenplays. The screenwriting programs available will automatically format your script to proper margins and placement of dialogue. So, … Continue reading

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Writing Books – Good Scripts, Bad Scripts

by Tom Pope Pope makes the point early in his book that you can learn as much from a bad film as from a good one. If you know what to look for, that is. This book proves the point: … Continue reading

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