Storytelling in the Age of the Gilded Presidency

“A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates.” Like many fledgling screenwriters, I internalized Robert McKee’s excellent book, “Story”, which cuts through the mystique of cinematic storytelling with the cold precision of a scalpel. I learned a lot and, more importantly, I thought a lot […]

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Blow-up

Blow-Up is one of my favorite films and seeing it on the big screen at The Film Forum was a real treat. There’s nothing like being crammed in a theater that actually shows a film print instead of a digital projection. The film is unique among art house flicks in that it has enough guideposts […]

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