Despina Kartinis decided to do the world a totally unnecessary favor and dissect a bunch of rom-coms to see what the stink is. Nothing like rom-com analysis from a skeptic.
Dunkirk's non-chronological approach to the narrative, make it a unique viewing experience, but is it worth the view? Paul Gulino weighs in.
Stewart Farquhar explains how always writing the formulaic Hero's Journey can limit a writer's creativity. It's important to step outside of the box and think with originality.
Chris Nolan's new film, Dunkirk, uses non-linear storytelling, in both space and time, to immerse the audience deeply into a large, complex event.
I know writers love to know the “rules” and “formulas” and “principles” of writing, but truthfully, there are no great truths about writing. A great writer knows the pitfalls and takes a concept and creatively considers the most compelling way to tell that story—structure be damned.
Nothing should be placed in the script unless it has some kind of meaning, somehow furthering the characters or the story. David Landau explains how to use a set-up and payoff to elevate your audience's experience.
One of the best ways to learn story structure is to analyze successful films. Salva Rubio beats out the film, "Lost in Translation" in his new book 'Save the Cat Goes to the Indies.'
Outlining for depth and meaning, not just to create beats, enables you to understand your story and create a foundation for your successful Dream Script.
The road to network writing programs starts with a strong spec script. Here are pointers from Tawnya Bhattacharya to help you choose the right spec.
A story that grabs readers' attention must have a striking beginning and great plot. Paula Landry examines story through the lens of the movie, ELF, starring Will Farrell.