I Prayed For The Terrorists. Maybe you would like to, as well! (2)

We should not have gone to war in Afghanistan, either. Instead, we should have forgiven Al-Qaeda. That’s what President Martin Luther King would do. Then he would have cleaned up Ground Zero and built a new World Trade Centre two stories taller. Life would have gone on. They wouldn’t have made those awful “dark” Superman …

Alcohol: The Devil’s Semen

I noticed over the holidays how in THE DARK KNIGHT, after his fundraiser speech, Bruce Wayne tosses his champagne glass’s contents over the outdoor railing. Many people can have and be great fun when drunk; on the other hand, many people are alcoholics. I have had several alcoholics in my family, on both sides.  Some …

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 …

Patterns: Beating sheets

I was asked recently (by a novelist) “how do you do a beat sheet”? It gets easier the more you do, though there’s no science to it; people  certainly disagree on them.  I put a lot of time and energy into unravelling THE DARK KNIGHT, which I found mystifying; I’ve read other versions that I …

Patterns: THE DARK KNIGHT

Not only is The Dark Knight the greatest cinema ever made (so far) about the aftermath of September 11th in America, it’s also the greatest art period ever made (so far) about the aftermath of September 11th in America.  Though the writers deny it’s related, it’s about a brilliant terrorist whose schemes the authorities cannot …