Nightcrawler is a phenomenal screenplay, and a great movie. I read the script long before seeing the film, and had such a great experience that I was almost fearful of watching the movie. Like when you read a great book, you don’t believe the movie can add to it. Fortunately, in this case the writer […]
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Back in 1985, Back To The Future received 3.5 stars from Roger Ebert. Ebert was always my preferred reviewer, and he got it almost always right. Like Ebert, it took me some time before I realised the movie’s greatness – and clout. Time travel had been done well before. One of my favorites is Time After Time (1979), […]
When director John Guillermin died a few weeks ago, I missed this news. He directed two films that I enjoyed as a child. I will forever remember the moment, age eleven, when I left the cinema after seeing King Kong die on the New York streets. I was devastated. Yet I wanted to go straight […]
Some claim the 70’s was the best decade for film. I agree. The decade of Jaws and Star Wars was also that of Chinatown, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Alien. It was the time of the smart thrillers: political, conspiracy, spy thrillers. A director who mastered all three, was Alan J. Pakula. He […]
While you’re stuck, it may be an idea to just do a writing exercise, without the pressure of having to come up with new material. This is all about honing your skills, and creating the right habits for when the creative juices explode again.