movie symbolism

Script Symbology: Full of Sound and Fury

“Francis Bacon never tired of contrasting hot and cool prose. Writing in ‘methods’ or complete packages, he contrasted with writing in aphorisms, or single observations such as ‘Revenge is a kind of wild justice.’ The passive consumer wants packages, but those, he suggested, who are concerned in pursuing knowledge and in...

Script Symbology: The Synchronicity of Classic Scripts

“Bogey would invite me into his dressing-room with his usual ‘relax and have a drink.’ We would talk and sometimes a genie popped out of the whiskey bottle and off I’d go to develop the idea into a scene.” Howard Koch (Co-Screenwriter, Casablanca) “They are laying bets over on the RKO...

Script Symbology: The Art of Symbolism

“The essential problem is to know what is revealed to us not by any particular version of a symbol, but by the whole of symbolism.” Mercea Eliade The Rites and Symbols of Initiation Symbolism is the art or practice of using symbols especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or...