Author Archives: Robert Piluso

Robert Piluso

About Robert Piluso

Robert Piluso is a film critic (The Essential Sopranos Reader), screenwriter (CS Expo 2011 Winner-Best Comedy Script, Strum & Wail; Austin Film Festival 2012 Feature Comedy Second Round), poet (Dash, The Chaffey Review), and English Professor at Chaffey College. He earned his Master of Arts in English from CSU Fullerton in 2008, and his Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California in 2012. He lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter. Follow him on Twitter @RobertPiluso.


ScriptMag Archives: Using Juxtaposition

One is the loneliest number, but two makes for a story! Put one thing next to a contrasting thing, and tell a tale. Juxtaposition: Meaningful placement of one element in close proximity to another element, and it is an essential aspect of successful, effective screenwriting that ranges from plot to characters to setting. The...

Martin Scorsese, His Hugo, and Deism

Scorsese’s Hugo (based on the book by Brian Selznick) joins the ranks of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and Voltaire’s Candide, other stories with Deist messages, as a profound piece of film literature about our un-accidental places in this world.