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I always see little blurbs about writing habits. Habits like getting up early to write before the day really starts or staying up late, etc. I hear stories about successful scripts being written… 218 more words


Mourning a Warrior Woman

 Princess, general, rebel, surviving monarch of a dead world. And yet, that represents a fraction of Carrie Fisher’s accomplishments. It’s a dark day for the rebellion, and an unfortunate end to an unpleasant year. 150 more words

Good versus Bad

Ever got into an argument about a film you thought was great and everyone else in the pub thought was rubbish? And you couldn’t defend your opinion? 200 more words

Film Writing

Xavier Dolan: Beyond His Years

Dedicated to Matt Wager

Xavier Dolan was born eight months before me in 1989, his talent knows no bounds. A child actor by profession from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he turned to writing and directing in 2009 with his astonishing debut… 1,751 more words

Film Writing

Night into Day: Another Look at Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa

I have a long relationship with the film Mona Lisa (Jordan, 1986) which I believe to be Neil Jordan’s masterpiece. It was my favourite film as a teenager; I watched it many times, each time observing Bob Hoskins’ moving performance as George, a conman fresh out of prison for an unknown crime he did not commit in order to protect his boss Mortwell (Michael Caine). 557 more words

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Paris Blues BFI Blu-ray/DVD

It was a real honour to be asked to write an essay for the new Paris Blues Blu/DVD combo as part of their Black Star… 544 more words

Jazz On Film

Secrets to his success A screenwriter helps students get ready for their close up

by Kelly Davis

It’s a bit cliché to ask someone who works in filmmaking, “What’s your favorite movie?” But you have to do it. Carlos de los Rios doesn’t hesitate: Casablanca. 958 more words

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