Kung Fu Hustle [Sixty Seconds of Suspense]

Watching Kung Fu Hustle (2004) reminded me how many amazing movies are out there that we won’t get to see – unless we seek them out. After the release of Batman vs. Superman (2016), articles and videos appeared about Hollywood’s obsession with *moments* at the expense of *scenes*. Ironically, when I write about movie moments, mostly they … Read more

Best of the Web 10 Aug

Story & Structure :: Clichéd Character Introductions :: Script To Screen: “Aliens” :: How to Create Characters That Feel Like Real People :: Screenplay Review – The Disappointments Room :: TV Pilot Tuesday! – Ballistic City Script Perfection :: The Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected :: Show. Don’t tell. :: Introducing Chicks Who … Read more

[Video]: Cryptic Clues from True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto

Could we find a video any shorter than Ira Glass’ exortations to persist? TSD challenged itself to deliver. In an interview so short and sweet it’s basically weaponised sugar, True Detective’s showrunner Nic Pizzalatto (himself a writer/director/producer) gives you a 59 second rundown on why you should probably consider doing something, anything, other than trying … Read more

Best of the Web 2 Mar

Story & Structure :: Interview: Cary Fukunaga Talks HBO’s ‘True Detective’ etc :: Screenplay Review – Fantastic Voyage Script Perfection :: Downside of a Microbudget Empire :: We’re Just Making Movies Pitching & Selling :: How to Vet a Potential Agent or Manager :: More Opportunities, Less Pay? :: Why TV Networks Are Interested in … Read more

Best of the Web 23 Feb

Story & Structure :: How To Conquer Your Third Act! :: Screenplay Review – Seed :: Screenplay Review – Mortdecai Script Perfection :: Fall In Love With Your Writing :: Inside the Writers Room with Breaking Bad Pitching & Selling :: What’s Your Place in the Film Industry? :: Rep Relationships Best of the Rest … Read more