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A professional writer must respond to business demands. But industry pressure can be oppressive to creativity. Stimulate your imagination and renew your love of film with deep study of the master works.
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Character and Theme
Humans crave deep meaning. But most story structure analysis focuses on surface plot. To uncover deeper meaning one must go beyond plot to analyze a story’s character and theme progressions.
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk
Craft is what good films have in common. Art is how great films depart from the conventional models. Charting structural sameness is interesting, but finding how a structure is different is inspiring.
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Romance and adventure are woven together in this road-film-on-a-river as Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut are challenged with inter-relational struggles, natural elements and the formidable foe of a German gunboat.
Still relevant decades after its release, Callie Khouri’s metaphor-infused screenplay delivers a radical discourse on gender politics in the guise of an action-packed road film.
A unique collaboration between writer/director Robert Benton, producer Stanley Jaffe and lead actor Dustin Hoffman creates an unusually authentic look at the ramifications of divorce while exposing larger questions of gender expectations in parenting.
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