Full Metal Jacket

Development Hell: Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick’s Right-Hand Man

In Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon, Lord Bullingdon is the titular character’s stepson. He is played by Leon Vitali, who would ironically become enmeshed with Kubrick’s career and personal life, including the films The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. Kubrick’s atypically paternal interest in Vitali led the latter...

Using SAVE THE CAT’s Ten “Genres”

SAVE THE CAT has redefined how Erik Bork looks at types of movie stories, in a way that he thinks can be really helpful to writers. He believes Blake Snyder's “genres” speak to the main question professional readers are asking: “Is the main character’s problem (and plan) big, compelling, and entertaining...