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Story & Structure :: Can New Story Ideas Thrive? :: Analyses of ‘Dexter’ – S07E07 :: Break Into Act Two and Shrek Script Perfection :: Just Because You Don’t Like It, Doesn’t Mean it’s a Bad Script! :: Beware of Tonal Mismatching :: Killing Them Softly: What Went Wrong :: Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Aspiring Artist: You Are Unique :: … Read More

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Killing Them Softly: How A Screenwriter Murdered His Own Protagonist

Killing Them Softly: How A Screenwriter Murdered His Own Protagonist Character Analysis by Jamie Wynen Andrew Dominik’s (The Assassination of Jesse James, Chopper)  latest film is an adaptation of the novel 1973 crime novel Cogan’s Trade, starring Brad Pitt as the excitingly dangerous Jackie Cogan, Animal Kingdom veteran Ben Mendelsohn, and the implausibly named Scoot McNairy. No really, that’s his actual … Read More