Art, Movies, Rant

The Value of a Good Genre Film

Well, folks, with the Golden Globes just past, the SAG awards just winding down, and the Oscars poking their glittery little noses around the corner, it's that time of the year again: pretentious movie appreciation season! Detecting a note of bitterness, are you? Yeah, you caught me. Don't get me wrong--I'm 100% movie nerd, right… Continue reading The Value of a Good Genre Film

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Advice, Characters, Questions

Brace for Impact

Today, while I was studiously putting off the critiques I have to write for tomorrow, I came across this video on TED talks. It's a short presentation given by Ric Elias, who was a passenger on the plane that went down on the Hudson river back at the beginning of 2009. His presentation is about… Continue reading Brace for Impact

Characters, Habits, Plot, Questions, Rant, Theme, Uncategorized

Idea Genesis: Ultimately Unimportant

In ancient Greece, genius was thought to exist outside of the body, in the form of a daemon or muse who supplied inspiration for whatever human happened to be attached to them. This was a lovely theory, because it made it easy for writers to answer the question, "Where do you get your ideas?" But… Continue reading Idea Genesis: Ultimately Unimportant