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An Audience with Simon Beaufoy

The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning scriptwriter of Slumdog Millionaire, Full Monty and The Hunger Games Simon Beaufoy came in to the National Film and Television School impart a few words of wisdom. 553 more words


Absence (2)


So summer has been encroaching on life, mainly the reality that nights spent hovering at 30c turns my laptop into a machine of intolerable heat and the kids are off of school. 408 more words


Constructing Self Consciousness Through Representations of Commodified Technology in Blade Runner

Although sometimes subtle, films that contain elements of noir use various means to display some form of self consciousness. This self consciousness can be characterized by a number of different elements and have a wide spectrum of nuances from the overt voice over narration to the subtle acknowledgment of the fantasy being played out on the screen. 3,014 more words

Taylor Morken

The Sounds Within: Breaking Bad and the Aural Emphasis on a Character’s Disassociation from Reality

Sound within the moving image has the uncanny ability of enveloping the spectator in a way that the image alone cannot (Doane 171). This is especially true in the age of Dolby and surround sound which has widened the stereo image tremendously. 4,040 more words

Taylor Morken

Fiction and Fact - Telling the same stories

So, do you write fiction or fact?  I started as a short story and article writer but I very soon decided which one I was – a fiction writer at heart.   603 more words

Film Writing

Script Outline - The Dales

Script outline


The Dales


Themes and core idea


A young post-graduate university student looking for himself and having the passion for adventure. Reliving past memories without his best friend, he abandons his family and possessions to start a new life for himself in the wild. 794 more words

Film Writing

THE APARTMENT (1960, dir. Billy Wilder)

The cracked compact mirror. I would be tempted to sell my soul in order to have the talent needed to come up with a narrative device like that. 2,121 more words