Tag: Writing

Annihilation — The Art of Self-Destruction

Annihilation — The Art of Self-Destruction

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. Every genre brings with it a set of expectations that shapes the kind of stories it can tell and the themes it can explore. And as Alex Garland, writer/director of Annihilation says, science fiction is perhaps the best genre to openly explore fundamental ideas of existence:

In Praise of Hook, A Flawed Classic

In Praise of Hook, A Flawed Classic

“All this has happened before and it will all happen again.” There’s a thought I’ve been returning to as I’ve become increasingly fatigued by the endless remakes of Disney properties that have clogged up the box office over the past few years. Remakes that are almost entirely unimaginative and devoid of the courage to strike

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

So in college, I was a government major, which means I had to write a lot of papers. Now, when a normal student writes a paper, they might spread the work out a little like this. So, you know — (Laughter) you get started maybe a little slowly, but you get enough done in the

The Art of Storytelling and The Book of Henry

The Art of Storytelling and The Book of Henry

Last year, for the first time in the history of my channel, when I did my extended video on the editing in Suicide Squad I indulged in the well worn trope where a reviewer plays up needing drugs or alcohol to get through the process. In the script it was supposed to be cooking oil

California College of the Arts: Make Art That Matters

California College of the Arts: Make Art That Matters

I actually chose CCA because of their motto, make art that matters. I wanted to know that what I was going to be designing wasn’t just adding to the stuff that’s in the world already. Artists can contribute to a revolution of ideas. Even if it’s not political, it somehow it manages to bring together

Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert

Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert

Translator: Mexhid FeratiReviewer: Alida Hamo Unë jam shkrimtare. Shkrimi i librave është profesioni im, por kuptohet ka edhe arsye tjera. Është gjithashtu dashuria ime me e madhe dhe magjepsje. Dhe nuk pres se kjo do ndryshoj ndonjëherë. Por, megjithatë, diçka e veçantë ka ndodhur kohës së fundit. në jetën dhe karierën time, që më ka