Because I’ve been spending way too much time in my head lately and after that way too much time on io9 (it’s where my brain goes to rest after thinking about story all day), I began to think about the movies I love, which then led to thinking about how my taste in movies defines me, which then led me to think about what I’d choose if somebody put a gun to Milton’s head and told me to pick one movie that represents my taste in story and my worldview. The movie that, if you like it, you will probably like me and I will probably like you. The movie that I would take to a desert island with me and play over and over. That movie.
This is Milton:
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I’m definitely losing my grip over this movie:
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I never go to the movies anymore. I have a nice large screen TV and my popcorn is better than the theaters. But on August 1, I will kicking small children from my path to get to this . . .
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An anonymous script reader created this info graphic that includes a list of thirty-seven things he found were the common mistakes in scripts after reading 300 of them:
Not surprisingly, most of these are the things that go wrong in novels, too. Starting too late, not enough conflict, weak endings, all the classics are there. Click the link for an expandable image plus close ups.
As an American, I feel strongly that it’s not the [Put-However-You-Celebrate-the-Winter-Solstice-here] season until I’m eating leftover turkey. This insane rush to start hauling out the holly before we’ve finished the pumpkin pie is just wrong. Which is why I could not post this traditional Argh Christmas video until today. (I know we put it up every year. It’s TRADITION. Also I love it.) Happy holidays, whatever holiday you’re celebrating, because the Drifters are Men for All Seasons. read more >>