Screentakes

Character and Theme-focused Screenplay Analysis

If It Were Up To Me

My Adventures With Marian: Robin Hood, Part 4

Posted by Teacher Lanouette on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

One thing I’ve discovered while blogging about current films is, while I love to analyze great films (because you can just keep going deeper and deeper into them), when it comes to lesser works, my usual process is not nearly as much fun. In fact, it can be quite dull and discouraging. A much more read the full article.

Pratfalls and Promises: Father of the Bride

Posted by Teacher Lanouette on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The last couple of weeks I’ve been a bit preoccupied with a wedding in the family. My partner Ed’s daughter got married. Happily, there were no big dramas for me to dissect in that story. All was beauty, elegance, joy and abundant love. But a couple of days after, Ed and I were cleaning out read the full article.

Not Complicated Enough: It’s Complicated

Posted by Teacher Lanouette on Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Last night, Ed and I went to see It’s Complicated. Apologies to those who thought it was cute and funny. But I couldn’t believe how bad it was. When I saw Steve Martin lighting up that joint, I thought, “Thank God! He’s going to break out and do his thing!” But it was too little read the full article.