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Audience Involvement
“When a film is good the spectators feel like they are the actors of the film. What I love in film is not to watch the film, but to live the film. I try to make films in which the public can live the film and not just look at it. Our stories interest (More)
And, why not?
“If you tell the world you want to do anything, you will be slapped across the face with a big floppy [weiner] of 'Why.'  Why? Why do you think you can do that? Why are you saying this all of a sudden? Why now? Why...   You can’t get anything  don (More)
Mining for Insecurities
“So much of our writing process consists of us just sitting in a room talking for hours, and seeing what we both spark to.  For [Everything Sucks], we would constantly look through our old yearbooks, and be reminded of some ridiculous and poignant me (More)
Who knew, there's money in empathy?
"I think the biggest thing 'Get Out' taught me about the power of story is that one of the few ways we can promote empathy is by seeing the world through somebody else's eyes, and that's what that's what great story does. That's what a strong protago (More)
Screenwriting as poetry
"As a schoolgirl, I thrilled at the power of poetry to exclude everything other than the poem itself, to let a few lines of verse make a whole world. Writing for film is no different. Emma Thompson once said that writing a screenplay was like trying (More)
Helpful muse
Jim C. Hines (Author) Hines is a fant (More)
When Screenwriting meets Production
"When I’ve written prose or when I’ve written comics… it has no consequence.  It doesn’t matter if I have people fighting in the mud, or if I have people covered in blood. I could have somebody stark naked, tied to the top of an arctic mountain top a (More)
Making Funny from Not Funny
“We don’t do this job because we had happy childhoods. And we click back in to our old survival mechanism, which is to make jokes about terrible things." -- Stephen Colbert on covering election night and the current administration More)
On being funny
The most important part of [humor] is not entertainment. Jokes are the pornography of humor. The most important part is: It enables us to get along with other people, to cope with difficulties, to diffuse tensions, and just simply to make life in gen (More)
Tell Me What You Want
The LA Times has assembled all of the Disney "I Want" songs.  Enjoy. More)
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