LE DÎNER DES CONS, or, THE DINNER GAME

I cut a dialogue reel of this movie, excising silence, music, and sound effects, reducing it to a one hour track of talking only, and then exported it as an MP3 to my MP3 player.  I’ve probably listened to it over 50 times.  More than anything, and especially in its juxtaposition of a successful businessman …

Patterns: FUNKYTOWN

The story of a fabulous, even legendary city (the only Canadian city Ian Fleming ever imagined James Bond visiting) passing the torch, FUNKYTOWN takes for granted that its audiences know how Montréal was abandoned for Toronto.  I liked this movie a great deal (though I wish more scenes were in French), however, could a viewer …

Patterns: STAR WARS TRILOGY

My man Pete Barnstrom asks: “I wonder if one were to slap the trilogy back-to-back, would the BS2 fit? Writ large, multiplied by three?” I absolutely believe that, yes, the trilogy DOES make a McKee-Walters-Field 3 Act Structure, to me it’s no-question, YES, absolutely. A Blake Snyder “BS2” tho?  I tried it out… Opening Image …