American Monster

Happy Turkey Day!

He’s a handsome devil, ain’t he: Finished up BELOW THE ICE (this is not to be confused with all of the other postings re: Finished up Below the Ice) and out it goes.  This time of year, though, as things come to a virtual standstill, feedback will probably be...
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Move-ies. Not Talk-ies

One thing newbie writers do is to think that their dialogue is so clever (a-la Clerks) that it will carry a movie. It won’t. Movies are about “moving pictures” not “moving pictures of two people talking.” If I want to see two people talking, I can go down to...
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The Disciple

The Disciple…

… is done. Now a few days of polish. Tie up a few loose ends. Allow me to meander for a moment. Last week, the wife and I (and I guess about half of all movie-goers) went and saw FRIDAY THE 13th. First movie we’ve gone to the theaters...
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