- A Monster Calls: A Perfect Illustration Of Why We Tell Stories.
- The Power of The One: Schindler’s List and The Little Girl in Red
- Going deep inside the underbelly of Sicario.
- A Look Inside the storytelling of Pixar’s Inside Out.
- The Babadook: when allegory meets expressionism in a therapeutic horror classic.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway In a prior article, Cracking A Beautiful Mind’s schizophrenic inciting incident, the distinction between goal and methodology to … Continue reading
“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” -Carl Jung Much discussion has been given to the function of the main character’s perspective, what the Dramatica theory of story would consider the influence … Continue reading
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” -Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects, Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie Much effort has been made to define empathy and how its ability to emotionally connect … Continue reading
“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison I remember stepping out into … Continue reading
“For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” –Milan Kundera, The Unbearable … Continue reading
“MYTH: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is literal-Don’t tell me John is sad, show him crying.” REALITY: ‘Show, don’t tell’ is figurative-Don’t tell me John is sad, show me why he’s sad.” -Lisa Cron, Wired For Story. One of the most difficult … Continue reading
“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” … Continue reading