Guest Post at ScriptXRay

Guest Post at ScriptXRay

I’ve been a big fan of the web site ScriptXRay for a long time. So I was very excited by the opportunity to contribute today’s guest post for their site, on the subject of demystifying story structure. Here’s an excerpt: Hallowed or Hackneyed? When...
The Unconventional Brilliance of “Rocky”

The Unconventional Brilliance of “Rocky”

The Stuff of Legend In this age of stock plots and by-the-numbers stories, I thought it would be nice to look back at Rocky [Amazon | IMDB] — a little spec script that broke the rules in 1976, became a box office sensation and won the Oscar for Best Picture. The...
Pocahontavatar

Pocahontavatar

Halfhearted Spoiler Alert This article discusses the plot/structure of Avatar. However, since most of the joy of Avatar comes from the jaw-dropping visuals, it’s unlikely reading this article prior to seeing the movie will have any spoiling effect. Consider...