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Westworld (1973) [About Structural Malfunctionings]

When HBO launched the eponymous TV show, I took the opportunity to discover Westworld, the movie. The directorial debut of writer-director Michael Crichton has always been a part of pop culture, yet despite being a fan of Jurassic Park and reading a few Crichton novels, I never knew about Westworld. So I didn’t get the Simpson’s scene where Principal Skinner chases Bart in The … Read More

Writing For Film – Filmmakers Quoted

Flavorwire published 20 quotes from filmmakers on writing. So you don’t have to flick through all 20, I put the best ones on a single page for you. (I even added one for free.) Stupid auteur theory (Billy Wilder) “What does the director shoot—the telephone book? Writers became much more important when sound came in, but they’ve had to put up a … Read More

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Whiplash [Were You Rushing Or Were You Dragging?]

Whiplash is one of the lowest grossing movies ever to be nominated for Best Picture. Totally unfair, if you ask me. It is a brilliant picture. It beats many winners over recent years. But hey, that’s my taste. Perhaps I relate to the film because I once knew my own Fletcher. By today’s standards, my piano teacher’s military methods were downright abusive. Yet, to … Read More