Here’s our weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything or give your feedback in the Questions and Comments below.
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- Scott Myers keeps you from getting stuck in Act Two.
- Does a story absolutely need a protagonist?
- Why THE PHANTOM MENACE sucks. 70 mins of fun.
- Scripts for CASABLANCA, CHINATOWN and THE STING.
- Build your own Stormtrooper uniform – unpunished.
- Protect your ideas by spreading them, says Godin.
- Emily Blake on titles.
- Early Cameron and the Canadian Conspiracy.
- 20 Greatest SF movies of the decade.
- Want to be a pro? Act like one right now. Write to a quota.
COMING SOON to the Story Department:
- The Other Story Department (Friday)
- Ex Libris Brislee – Screenwriting book reviews (2010)
- Story Dept – New look (Jan ’10; email me if you can’t wait)
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.