Category Archives: Dramatica

It WAS the boogeyman: A look at John Carpenter’s Halloween.

  “Dude, you’re TOTALLY wrong.  ‘Halloween’ (1978) NEVER sets out to prove if ‘the boogyman’ exists or not.  Michael Myers is simply referred to as the ‘boogyman’ a couple of times because he is so demonic and creepy.  The central … Continue reading

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Going deep inside the underbelly of Sicario.

  This article can be found in its entirety HERE.     “Nothing will make sense to your American ears and you will doubt everything we will do. But in the end, you will understand.” – Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of exorcising bad story analysis.

“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

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The audience’s perspective: North By Northwest and dramatic irony.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.    “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 … Continue reading

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Demystifying the “two-hander” approach: why it’s important to know in writing your story.

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.”                                                   … Continue reading

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