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Movie Moment: Dramatic Irony in 2001 A Space Oddyssey

2001 A Space Odyssey is a monumental movie, a classic and a tent pole within the oeuvre of Stanley Kubrick. What it is not, is dramatic. It is primarily philosophical and poetic. by Karel Segers FOUR PARTS Kubrick wanted us to find our own interpretation of the film. For me, the first chapter The Dawn of Man shows metaphorically how …

Transsexual Dinosaurs And Jumping The Shark

We’ve all seen it; that soap opera that’s been running a little too long. You can imagine the writers sitting around a whiteboard with the characters’ names – and desperation in their eyes. Then they jump the shark. by Cherie Lee “OK so Sarah has hooked up with Greg and Jake and Frank who’s hooked up with Jessie and Lisa …

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A Great Idea For A Screenplay!

When I’m not lying by the pool, enjoying the Hollywood lifestyle in sunny Sydney, I make a living teaching and consulting to screenwriters and aspiring filmmakers. Yet occasionally I am being asked to help out for free, in return for a credit or a profit share. Let me tell you upfront that the answer is always NO. by Karel Segers …