Set Your Story In A Small Little World

Robert McKee was not referring to Toy Story 3 when he said this. Yet it does apply to that movie in the same way it does to War and Peace. Enjoy these five minutes of observations on why your story’s setting must be limited and specific. “The desire to be free as an artist is one of the most suicidal …

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The Art of Romantic Comedy

Karel Segers attended the Michael Hauge/Steve Kaplan double bill in Sydney and Vi Truong did the same in Melbourne. We have mixed our reviews of the event in order to give you a more or less balanced report of both weekends. Karel Segers: I was looking forward to his weekend because I find Michael Hauge an excellent teacher and was …

John Michael Hayes, Lucky Bastard

John Michael Hayes was the one screenwriter who worked more often with Alfred Hitchcock than any other screenwriter, having written the scripts for Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Below is a picture of Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, and John Michael Hayes on the set of To Catch a …