Adventure: GOLDFISH – My Finest Hour

Many days I left the shoot thinking of how I might have done better. The last day was no different; I could have done better.  There was one fine moment, however. It was, on a personal level, my best moment during the whole ordeal.   Last day. 16 pages to shoot. As you know, that’s …

PATTERNS: Go Fractal

I’ve recently become convinced that, whatever structuring system you use — be it Robert McKee or Syd Field or Blake Snyder/Save The Cat or Chris Vogler or Story Wheel or etc — the patterns all repeat themselves, inside themselves.. The story pattern happens over and over, WITHIN THE LARGER PATTERN; in many of our popular …

Orphan, Wanderer, Warrior, Martyr

Jamie Nash recently found and shared this image, from Stanley Williams’s Moral Premise site: This is really something; I’ve often idly thought of unifying all of the various story structure writers’ ideas (and especially, terminologies) into one. They’re mostly talking about the same things, only in different terms. Someone beat me to it! Especially if …

The Best Movies

I don’t think I can really name “a favourite” movie (or book or person or song), although it’s fun to try and narrow one’s list down, and today, the best movies ever made are: PYSCHO HUSTLE & FLOW CASABLANCA THE SEVEN SAMURAI THE GRADUATE CLÉO DE 5 A 7 THE DARK KNIGHT GHOSTBUSTERS JAWS MURIEL’S …