Friday, November 30, 2012

Some Great Screenwriting Advice From David Mamet

THINK LIKE A FILMMAKER RATHER THAN A FUNCTIONARY, BECAUSE, IN TRUTH, YOU ARE MAKING THE FILM. WHAT YOU WRITE, THEY WILL SHOOT.

HERE ARE THE DANGER SIGNALS. ANY TIME TWO CHARACTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT.

ANY TIME ANY CHARACTER IS SAYING TO ANOTHER "AS YOU KNOW", THAT IS, TELLING ANOTHER CHARACTER WHAT YOU, THE WRITER, NEED THE AUDIENCE TO KNOW, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT.





Friday, November 9, 2012

Lincoln

Is anyone really surprised by the rave reviews.  Link. With Spielberg's great attention to detail, dramatic flair, and passion for portraying historical characters as the real human being that they were, I am so psyched to see this movie. 

The Man With the Iron Fists

Wasn't expecting much from this and it delivered.  RZA is the Man With a Boring Character.  Not much back story is available to explain to us what this blacksmith is all about, what motivates him and what stowaway girlfriend could actually find appealing in him.  There are some interesting action scenes and battles but overall the story is much too basic and as a result I was easily bored, squirming in my seat hoping the movie was soon over. 
Russell Crowe provided some distractions as did the very beautiful female cast, however I just can't recommend this to anyone.   Brave try RZA but try again.

Some Star Wars Speculation

Who knows what Disney has up their sleeves, but this conspiracy theory might have some basis. Check it out.