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In Late, Out Early

When Goldman wrote “get in late and leave early”, he was not talking about how you watch a bad movie.He meant screenwriters should keep scenes to what is essential to the story. No arrivals and departures, no meet & greet or chit-chat. The Dept Revisited – A rerun of the best of the Story Dept. This is one of the …

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Watch Your Tone!

What makes a stunning movie experience? You know the ones I speak of. You sit in a dark room. Chew on salt served with a side of popcorn. Snuggle up to a significant other – or your mobile – set to vibrate. Then you embark on a big-screen journey that will hopefully transport your mind, your soul and, if the …

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Structure: Animal Kingdom

2010 was the year for David Michôd’s critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom , which won a prize at Sundance, dominated the 2010 AFI Awards at home and recently got Jackie Weaver an Academy Award nom for Best Supporting Actress. by Nina Warren The aim of my analysis is not to critique the film but to observe whether the story’s structure followed …