Best of the Web 19 Aug

Story & Structure

:: Why Good Description Worked for the Matrix but Didn’t for Matrix Reloaded
:: Screenplay Review – Cloud Atlas
:: Brandon Cohen – Finding YOUR Voice
:: Walt Disney/Touchstone ‘Titanic’ Coverage

Script Perfection

:: How To Make A Genre Movie – Infographics!
:: Is Your Hero Wrong?
:: Your Audience is Intelligent
:: 30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors
:: Stephen King – “The thing is, they pay you the big bucks to finish.”

Pitching & Selling

:: So you want my Job: An interview with Screenwriter, Stephen Scaia
:: Top 5 Reader Questions, Answered by a TV and Blog Writer
:: Jane Espenson: There’s No Opinion Like Your Own Opinion, But Just How Good is Your Taste?

Best of the Rest

:: Cryptic Canvas: Find 50 Films in this Picture
:: Poorly Translated Subtitles from a Chinese Bootleg of The Avengers
:: Ang Lee’s ‘Life of PI’ will open the New York Film Festival
:: Take 12 Minutes to Listen to a Great Speech – Other People’s Money (1991)
:: Final Online-Only Trailer for Laika’s Must-See ‘ParaNorman’
:: Severe Writer’s Block (With Flair)
:: A Closer Look at Marvel’s New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
:: Advances in Technology Gives us More Freedom – Case-in-point: X-Men

With thanks to Jamie Campbell and Brooke Trezise.



About the Author

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is an author, screenwriter, and television addict.Jamie is proud to be an Editor for The Story Department.Her latest series Project Integrate is out now.

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