Category Archives: Perspective

The Power of The One: Schindler’s List and The Little Girl in Red

  This article can be found in its entirety HERE.     “If I look at the mass, I will never act.  If I look at the one, I will.”  – Mother Teresa Sitting horseback atop a hill overlooking the Cracow … 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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A Look Inside the storytelling of Pixar’s Inside Out.

  This article can be found in its entirety HERE.   “Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored.  They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.”  – Judith Wright WARNING: … Continue reading

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Two elements each of these seminal horror movies since 1960 have in common, Part II.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.     “I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face.”  – Wes … Continue reading

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Two elements each of these seminal horror movies since 1960 have in common, Part I.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.     “Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman’s right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of … Continue reading

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Keeping your audience in suspense: cognitive dissonance, narrative blurring and the horror film.

    You can find this article in its entirety HERE.    “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft There’s something about … Continue reading

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Analyzing the farce and its reliance on character perspective

This article can be found in its entirety HERE.   “Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations”  -Chuck Jones Farce is one of the most difficult, challenging forms of writing.  Perhaps more than … 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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Machiavellianism and The Usual Suspects.

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

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How Pixar surprisingly missed the mark with empathy in Toy Story 3.

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

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