Compare the First and Final Scenes

This fantastic video on Vimeo (below) from Jacob T. Swinney could be the best five minutes you’ll spend today. It shows the opening and closing scenes of famous movies, displayed side by side. I’ve written a few posts here about beginnings and at least one post about endings. But once you have your story finished, whether it’s […]

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Scenes: Back to Basics

Last Friday, I saw the movie Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel (sort of) to Alien. It’s not great. In fact, it’s hugely disappointing. Bad plot, lame characters and unintelligent action/reaction. Events happen that don’t have anything to do with events prior to them nor do they influence events following them. Too frequently, I was left wondering, […]

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