Tag Archives: Narrative

‘Stranger than Fiction’

'Stranger than Fiction' (2006) is a story-lover's gem. I discovered this film a little late for some reason. It was recommended to me by a friend recently knowing how much I love the nature and evolving structure of a story. This is a story about a man named Harold (Will Ferrell) who leads a repetitive and mundane existence timed precisely by his wrist watch. What Harold soon begins to realise, Read more [...]

Screenwriters – The fine line between art and craft

On Monday morning I went to the first Breakfast Club for the Livingspiritgroup.com held at the Phoenix Artists Club, Covent Garden. This breakfast was a Screenwriters meet-up with guest speaker, American Script Guru, Linda Seger. This was a rare opportunity to hear some pearls of wisdom from a woman who has spent more that 30 years working with screenwriters to hone and develop their work. What Read more [...]

Genre – a look at mushy twee narratives

Is Genre so Important? Genre is so important for both producer and audience. I have a really eclectic collection of films at home from ‘Aliens’ (1986) which is one of my all time favourites, to ‘Singing in the Rain’ (1952), the Best of Buffy, to Kramer vs Kramer (1979), Pans Labyrinth (2006), I’m no Angel (1933) and hundreds more. Does GENRE matter to me? Yes, for dozens of reasons, Read more [...]