I am quite the fan of podcasts. Below I’ve provided a list of the shows I’m currently listening to with some justification for why they might be worth your while too.
Category: Cross References
When I write ‘art vs commerce’, I suspect you have already taken a side. via GIPHY Nicholas Nickleby. Dir. Douglas McGrath. Perf. Nathan Lane and Barry Humphries. United Artists. 2002.
If you are a visual person like myself, please enjoy this cheat sheet I made based on the insightful book on story structure by Larry Brooks. Brooks Handout
The origin story of the phrase “the hero’s journey” comes from Joseph Campbell’s work and his book “A Hero with a Thousand Faces”. Campbell took a look at myths and stories across many different cultures and throughout history for similarities. It brings forward questions like: What makes a story a story? and What makes stories so
What are some of your dream roles?
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.
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
What franchise from my 90’s childhood would make the best live action dystopian future noir reboot? I give you… Disney’s Tailspin. I know. I would totally watch it too.
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.
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.