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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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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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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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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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Empathy: your story’s best friend and matchmaker for your audience.

  You can find this article in its entirety HERE.   “COGNITIVE SECRET: Emotion determines the meaning of everything— if we’re not feeling, we’re not conscious. STORY SECRET: All story is emotion based— if we’re not feeling, we’re not reading.” … Continue reading

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