8 Mile

How to compose a feet-tapping score, tease the audience with it and never actually play it, in 8 Mile. What I took, personally, from the director Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile is how to stretch and test the patience of the protagonist. A story is a protagonist’s journey and the writer Scott Silver understands it perfectly.…

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Quo Vadis

How to create a victorious environment among the crowd, a crowd that is losing, in Quo Vadis. This paradox of contradiction is where the protagonist lies. That is where he is in his stage of life when we meet him. He has a proper hero’s journey arc. The inciting incident, midpoints and “all is lost”…

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Choked

How to blurt out your frustration like you have a radio show to air, daily, in Choked. The director Anurag Kashyap’s Choked is another adventurous thrilling ride manufactured with a signature stamp of Anurag And Co. And just as any product of his that you buy or better buy, it comes with a Disclaimer sign…

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Dune

How to be afraid of even discussing, let alone, criticizing the content of a magician’s work, in Dune. The writer and director David Lynch’s Dune is a potential candidate for the ultimate list of films that remains to be desired. I don’t know how to describe the film. Let’s just talk about the result, then.…

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Shaun Of The Dead

How to know of the range of your genre and script, in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun Of The Dead. I have seen both of them talk about the writing process of their trilogy, especially about Shaun Of The Dead in detail. Their structure is more pronounced and is easy to adapt and relate.…

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Diary Of A Country Priest

How to or maybe why to suffer for a good cause, in Diary Of A Country Priest. Before I start, let me confess that this is not a film that I can fully comprehend. There are notions, statements and scenes where the makers are saying something out loud, but I am too dumb or deaf…

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Stranger Than Fiction

How to improve your script by convincing the audience that there is no other way this could’ve spiraled out, in Stranger Than Fiction. I wonder if non-writers find this film equally intriguing as we do. I wonder if they understand “writer’s block” something that Emma Thompson’s character suffers from, for the most part of the…

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Shrek Universe

How to promote as you’re against the stereotypical agenda and fuel your film with that very agenda, in Shrek Universe. The Shrek Universe suffers from a very common disease. It’s cookiness, uniqueness fades away very quickly and what’s left at the end of the day is the very thing they’ve been running away from. Maybe,…

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