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10 Screenwriting Tips from "The Silence of the Lambs"

These tips are not concrete in any fashion. They are merely suggestions based upon a closer look at various films and examining why they do or don’t work. 1,570 more words


3 things about Jonathan Demme's STOP MAKING SENSE

Stop Making Sense

1. The camera loses him, finds him again. He unbuttons the top button on his shirt.
2. While Byrne goes into a seizure, Alex Weir digs into his guitar. 139 more words

3 things about Jonathan Demme's A MASTER BUILDER

A Master Builder

1. Obligation.
2. “It was after the fire! That! That! That!”
3. A funeral wreath? A dedication wreath.

My Year With Meryl: The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Everyone loves a good villain. Actors often say that it’s boring to play the hero and that it’s a lot more fun to be the bad guy—therefore it’s surprising to note that in more than fifty motion pictures, Meryl has rarely played evil. 982 more words

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Shapstik's Movie Clip of the Week: Philadelphia (1993)

 Can you hear the heartache in her voice? Can you feel it, Joe?

There are only a few films of Philadelphia’s ilk that will make it into my Movie Clip of the Week. 255 more words


Ben Platt Will Segue from 'Mormon' Elder To 'Ricki And The Flash' Barkeep

EXCLUSIVE: Looks like the Ivy League will have to wait a bit longer for rising star Ben Platt. The actor, best known as Pitch Perfect… 97 more words


"As Nixon left the Whitehouse..."

On the 40 year anniversary of his resignation, I have no nostalgia or hard feelings about Nixon, except for some pride in my father, who voted for… 306 more words