[Video]: The State of Cinema 2014

‘Given all the suffering in the world… what is art for? If the collected works of Shakespeare can’t prevent genocide, shouldn’t we be spending the time and resources alleviating this suffering instead of going to the movies and plays and art installations and plays?… ‘Art is inevitable. We are a species driven by narrative… we … Read more

Best of the Web 5 May

Story & Structure :: Exposition :: Storytelling Strategies: The Puzzle in Silver Linings Playbook :: Know Who You Are Writing For :: Some Thoughts on the Legends of Villainy :: How to Write a Screenplay – Right Now! :: Interview: ‘Oblivion’ Director Joseph Kosinski on Sci-Fi Filmmaking :: Character Arcs (or the lack thereof) and … Read more

[Video]: Soderbergh on Contagion

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh talks to Charlie Rose about what compelled him to make Contagion, what he hoped the film would achieve, and his creative relationship with screenwriter Scott Z Burns. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know … Read more