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The Dead Poets Society Deconstructed

At the recent Austin Film Festival, Tom Schulman, writer of Dead Poet’s Society talks us through the development of the script all the way to the on set process with Director Peter Weir.


"The Pharmacy"

Hey, guys. This is a short script I wrote a while back. I haven’t made any final edits to it because it’s just for fun. However, I have a future series I would like to write about pharmacy life.

Demystifying Stunts: A Writer's Perspective

We talk a big game in film. We talk about collaboration like the best of elite sports teams, but sometimes we deliver on it like the bottom dwellers in the standings. 367 more words


Last Day of School/First Day of Work

I spent the morning doing some administrative work for the blog. I own the domain http://www.calconde.com and host it through Namecheap.com. If you want an easy and quick way to create a domain, … 708 more words

Writing And Storytelling Advice

Screenplay principles

I mentioned some time ago that I’d signed up to a short course on Screenwriting, part of an ongoing series of Creative Writing classes. This was not necessarily because I wanted to complete a screenplay but because writing for film is part of that tradition of composing narratives that includes drama, oral tales and, of course, novels. 578 more words


Introducing "The Summer of a High School English Teacher" a blog series documenting a summer of writing

I became a teacher so that I could become a writer. That is the truth. I don’t want to project any idealism or belief in education. 602 more words


'Casablanca' sucks?! WTF?

Hard to believe, but it’s true…

In the 1980s, this film’s script was sent to readers at a number of major studios and production companies under its original title, …

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