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Outsider Paul Haggis & Your Voice

“I think it’s good for a writer to always be an outsider of some sort.”
Canadian-born screenwriter Paul Haggis

“When I’ve spoken at colleges and schools and—after you give the long spiel about writing from the heart, and all that stuff—the writers always ask, ‘What are people looking for?’ And I say,  313 more words

Screenwriting

The Howling


Howling, The (1981)
★★ / ★★★★

Karen (Dee Wallace), a television reporter, has been in contact with Eddie the Mangler (Robert Picardo), a serial killer that the police have been meaning to capture but he is so elusive, it is like trying to capture a small, fast-moving animal. 558 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Michigan's Cinetopia a filmgoer's feast

Filmmakers Spike Lee and John Sayles are among those attending the third annual Cinetopia International Film Festival next week in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

The expanded edition of Cinetopia will also feature guest appearances by actors David Strathairn and Hill Harper, among dozens of film industry luminaries, during the five-day event, Wednesday, June 4 to Sunday, June 8. 304 more words

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