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Forum: Films 01-16-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By TigerFang
Re: 1917

Hats off to Roger Deakins and his camera crew for bringing to life a fictional World War I soldier’s experience cultivated from Sam Mendes’s memories of the war stories of Mendes’s...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-11-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TigerFang
Re: What do people think of meetups?

To dissuade readers from thinking that Hemingway lived the lonely life of a writer, it was not that which caused his depression. The family has a history of suicides. Like his father’s suicide,...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-11-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By TigerFang
What Makes For A Good Plot Twist?

Shankar Vedantam hosts NPR’s “Hidden Brain,” and in the following link, he speaks with cognitive scientist Vera Tobin about what makes for a good plot twist in a segment entitled “Spoiler Alert! The...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 01-03-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By TigerFang
Re: What do people think of meetups?

Years ago, when I arrived in the city in which I now reside, I thought that I would join a local screenwriter meetup. There were two, but one fizzled out and dissolved just after I signed up for it...
Forum: Films 12-29-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By TigerFang
All Is True

Excellent storytelling and cinematography. Well done and perfectly executed. Kenneth Branagh ought to be proud of this accomplishment after a long and storied career as a Shakespearean actor. I was...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 12-28-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By TigerFang
August and Louis Lumière

“On this day in 1895 that Auguste and Louis Lumière opened the first movie theater at the Grand Café in Paris. Other inventors, including Thomas Edison, were working on various moving picture devices...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-25-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,251
Posted By TigerFang
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

Unfinishe, you could change the line to “From the text, Bourne zeroes in on the flash drive.” Another stand-in for “Off the text...” would be “Based on the...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

No, thanks. I’m not one to do your heavy lifting for you. ;)
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

(Verb agreement: “excuses/is” ought to be “excuses/are.”)

Really? There’s no evidence of that in your posts or your script.

It isn’t that I'm so concerned with...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

“...three-act structure...”
“It’s clear and obvious...”

No. I’m only stating (the obvious) that writing needs to be an easy read in order to see the three-act...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Oops! My mistake. Yes, I make typographical errors now and then just as many others here do (again, I say that I try not to do that!). Even so, there is a vast difference between a typographical...
Forum: Television 12-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Netflix’ “Don’t F**k With Cats”

If you have children of any age, be sure they are not in the room when you do watch it. There would be a lot of explaining for you to do if you chose to allow that to happen. BTW & FYI: it has very...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-20-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Okay, Joe. You sure do like to scrap, don’t you? You’re correct. There are no rules for creativity, but there are rules for writing creatively. Good luck.
Forum: Screenwriting 12-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Yep. That’s true, too, in specific instances. It’s a matter of storytelling style for that point in a screenplay. At some point, though, you’re going to need to write a complete...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-20-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

“TigarFang, you're bothered I'm discussing the gurus' structural models for my three act structure thread?”
Nope. It only seems to me that you have hammered this topic to death of the...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Three Act Structure (Part 2)

Aw, man! Gurus for lunch again?!?! Let it go, Joe!

In the meantime, why not work on your mechanics of English usage? To have to read so many errors and mistakes gives any script reader headaches....
Forum: Films 12-20-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Bad behavior at movie theaters

Ha! That’s nothing! We were sitting in a theater once watching Les Misérables, and a woman sitting in the row in front of us received a cell phone call. This interruption caused a wave of...
Forum: Television 12-20-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By TigerFang
Netflix’ “Don’t F**k With Cats”

Whoa. Well done on the production side, but nevertheless, as far as subject matter goes, well ... whoa.

This limited series of three episodes seems a lot like any detective(s)-versus-murderer movie...
Forum: Films 12-19-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Star Wars

First it was Le Voyage Dans la Lun (A Trip to the Moon) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNLZntSdyKE) by Georges Méliès (1902). Then it was Buck Rogers In The 25th Century...
Forum: Films 12-17-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Biopics

+1 on The Last Emperor (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093389/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) (1987). And how could I leave out The Aviator (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338751/) (2004) on my previous list?
Forum: Films 12-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Biopics

Ray (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0350258/) (2004)

A Beautiful Mind (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) (2001)

Chaplin (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103939/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Screenwriting consultation service

Typos happen (yet remain undesirable). :)
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 12-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Screenwriting consultation service

The text highlighted in red needs to be an adverb, I think, and the adverb is: effectively. The other word highlighted in red is most likely a typographical error because it's only missing its...
Forum: Films 12-01-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By TigerFang
Re: The Irishman

Watched The Irishman a second showing in a week’s time. The attention to background detail is amazing.

The movie marquees had the movies of each period depicted of the movie's timeline, all of...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 11-30-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By TigerFang
Re: Martin Scorsese's Op-Ed on Marvel and Cinema

The films derived from comic book heroes certainly appeal to an international audience. They need no translation or even dialogue to be able to tell what’s going on in the stories.

Fractured...
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