Movie review: Nomadland

There are movies, and they are surprisingly few and far between (despite what the endless awards ceremonies may decide and confer), which says an extraordinarily moving amount about the human condition in a voice barely above a whisper. As a society, we tend to associate loud and vocal with important Continue Reading

Lessons from the Screenplay: The Soul of character design

SNAPSHOT[This video examines] two fundamental elements of character design—want and need. Pixar’s film Soul puts these aspects of story structure right on the surface, and demonstrates why they’re so critical to creating a compelling, emotional character arc. (synopsis via YouTube (c) Lessons from the Screenplay) Soul is a beautiful, funny, Continue Reading

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