Moment’s Work.

Posted Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Filming pick ups draws the eye to the central artistic tension of the cinematic process.

All the world is a stage it is not a reel of film.

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Cutlery.

Posted Monday, June 9th, 2014

For consumers of fine cinema, what role does the cutlery play? Or, why 3D glasses improve Gravity…

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“I Forgot Myself In All The Excitement.”

Posted Friday, June 6th, 2014

In the same way that performing an autopsy is not the best way of getting to know someone, the 160k frames of the film aren’t always the most essential part of watching a film.

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The Singer Is The Song.

Posted Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

For me “Godzilla” was a film about Gareth Edwards and all the atomic dinosaur shenanigans were just a CGI backdrop to this compelling human story.

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A Blog About Ryan Gosling.

Posted Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Whilst we often claim to be writing about something else we more often create work so that it can express something about ourselves.

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Notes On The 4 Subjects.

Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014

As an artist creating work for an audience is it enough to concentrate on theme and story? As an audience whose story are we really watching?

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Notes On The 4 Audiences.

Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Which audience is most deserving of our attention? How often do we aim past the stalls at the invisible audience outside the cinema?

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Surprises.

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

“We’re gonna need a big fake blood budget” says Damian as he leafs through the script “I’ve written that in the margin. And I’m only page 18…”

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Some Odd Magic.

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The smell of damp concrete oddly reminds me who I occasionally think I am.

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Ow.

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The other day I picked up a log and caught my hand slightly on a splinter. I said “ow” even though I was alone and unhurt. Why? And what does this mean to a screenwriter.

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