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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Filmmaker's Life: If they're gonna be bad, they better be very, very good....

A stereotypical caricature of a villain.Image via Wikipedia
While writing Conan the Barbarian, I was sometimes criticized for making the villain "too sympathetic," as if slaughtering and the innocent and torturing the helpless weren't enough to make him a "bad guy."

Here is a great article by a friend and collaborator on writing complex characters who are neither all good nor all bad:


A Filmmaker's Life: If they're gonna be bad, they better be very, very good....




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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Poetic Cinema

Jacques Thelemaque and I were talking this morning about the "poetics of cinema." We agreed that the sequence below from Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" may be our single favorite ever.


(Be sure to check out Jacques blog:   A Filmmaker's Life.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jace and Adam's Creepy Movie Blog

Here's a funny article about a female screenwriter getting the criticism, "Women don't talk that way!"... from men.

(click this link)
Jace and Adam's Creepy Movie Blog: Waxing and Waning