Editing as Key to narrative success In our post, On Film Editing According to Edward Dmytryk, we stressed the importance of the editing process in Filmmaking. There’s always been the story around that Star Wars was saved in the editing process. Like all stories that just fly around, we shouldn’t just jump on it. But…

How It Should Have Ended

Parody is an excellent tool for criticism. In another post, this one in particular, I recommended the “Honest Trailers” as a way to analyse movies: by making fun of plot holes, inconsistencies and poorly scripted scenes, they review a movie… In a hilarious way. How It Should Have Ended These guys, Hishe as they call themselves, are a whole new…

Dylan Marron Every Single Word

Let’s talk about screenplay. Let’s talk about race. I was lucky enough to attend a chat with Dylan Marron at the fantastic Independent Filmmaker Project‘s Film Week last September. What Dylan, an actor and a writer, showed to us was very simple and extremely revealing. His blog, called “Every Single Word, is a video series that edits down…

Bechdel Test Logo

Let’s talk about screenwriting. Let’s talk about gender. “The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can’t pass this simple test. It demonstrates how women’s complex…