Real vs. Reel

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece Mark Oppenheimer writes (appropriately enough on July 4th) of symbolism run amok: he complains specifically about flag-waving replacing true and thoughtful patriotism. [Full disclosure: At my house on national holidays and—displaced New Yorkers that we…


Dual Character Point-of-View

Dual Character Point-of-View Spoiler Warning: This article breaks down Psycho, Gone Girl, and The Place Beyond the Pines. Consider thyself warned! One of the unwritten rules of screenwriting is that you “dance with the one that brung you”. That is, you select a…


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