Why Research Matters

“You can’t kill your talent, but you can starve it into a coma through ignorance.  For no matter how talented, the ignorant cannot write.  Talent must be stimulated by facts and ideas.  Do research.”                                                                          ---Robert McKee, STORY.           There is almost nothing you can write that writes faster than...
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Suicide Squad: A Gritty World In Vibrant Color

There's no use mincing words - Suicide Squad has undeniably found itself the subject of a thorough critical hammering. And don't get me wrong - some of the criticism is warranted, especially if we're talking about editing and pacing, but the film as a whole is charming more often than not, and...
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The Great Screenwriters: Part 7 - Charles Brackett

The great Billy Wilder had two great screenwriting partners. The second was I. A. L. Diamond, with whom Wilder collaborated from the late 1950s onwards, in particular co-writing with him Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). But Wilder’s first great...
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Review: Jason Bourne Features Old Spy, New World

Jason Bourne has been gone for nine years, and Jason Bourne does a good job making you feel it. Bourne’s inner torment and fatigue since the end of The Bourne Ultimatum expose themselves immediately through his underground bare-knuckle brawls and world-weary performance, until, yet again, circumstances around him pull him back into a fight...
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