I finally got around to watching Mad Max: Fury Road, which put before me the most compelling fantasy world I have seen on film in a long, long time. Continue reading “How to Build A Compelling Fantasy World”
There are many reasons to include characters in a story, they add a lot! Character can be the gateway for the audience, they can help define a world, and they can create conflict.
When I worked on TV shows, the phrase ‘character driven’ was synonymous with high art. I love characters! Sometimes literally.
But can there be too much of the “good thing” of character? For me, the answer is yes.
I defend a the delightful modern classic, CWs “The Flash”. Continue reading Defending The Flash
I talk about an obscure part of storytelling that makes me oh-so-happy: old dudes foreshadowing how tough it will be for the hero. Continue reading Story Elements that are AWESOME
This week I headed out to the theater to catch Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. I am going to try really hard not to get distracted by any kind of review of the film- but instead, focus on the bigger picture. The epidemic of large movie franchises overdoing the denouement.
I defend a hypothetical critique of this literary classic and share some potentially fun facts about the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Continue reading Defending Pride and Prejudice
Why are you already an expert? Because you have seen a Marvel movie. Now I am making an assumption here. But it is a pretty safe bet that you are at least passingly familiar with the Juggxrnaught that is the Marvel Cinematic* Universe. *And Television-matic