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Shorts

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Hardly Hardy (Backup your work!)

On writing, Projects

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Famous Scifi And Fantasy Authors In Their Workspaces

On writing, Projects

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A writer’s life – Screenwriting Software

On writing, Projects

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Is your Hero really the Hero?

On writing, Projects

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Yay! SMC Coen Brothers Storytelling Class starts today

On writing, Projects

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Scrivener is extremely customizable, and while that makes it flexible to meet the requirements of different writers, it can make for a daunting learning curve. As I've tinkered in the many settings, I've landed on a way ...

Outlining in Scrivener

On writing

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Kevin Spacey claims TV has entered a 'third golden age', with the small screen now home to high-quality drama including Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Breaking Bad. But the Academy Award-winning actor also ...

Kevin Spacey’s MacTaggart Lecture

Actors, Film making

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Daniel Radcliffe on playing poet Allen Ginsberg in the low-budget thriller, Kill Your Darlings. The narrative focus of the film is the killing of David Kammerer in 1944, an English teacher who was on the fringes of the ...

Daniel Radcliffe on playing Allen Ginsberg in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Actors, Films

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  Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind' | Inside Movies | EW.com. Looks interesting: an elderly Holmes, mentally impaired, trying to solve a case that haunts him, without Dr Watson ...

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes in ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’

Actors, Films

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  Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of ...

Elmore Leonard Wrote Great Opening Lines. Here Are All Of Them.

On writing

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Sounds intriguing!   Marion Cotillard is to replace Natalie Portman in a new film adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender. The film, which is being directed by Australia's Justin Kurzel, is described ...

Marion Cotillard joins Michael Fassbender in Macbeth

Films, News

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Insightful article by the inestimable novelist Dan Simmons, on learning to write well, starting with the tips of Mark Twain: "The people in the story shall be alive, except in the case of the corpses, and the reader ...

Dan Simmons on writing, and Mark Twain.

On writing

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First found out about this film project when reading Scott K Foley and Josh Rosenberg's excellent article, "Jennifer Lawrence Does Not Want To Be In Your Movie: Lessons Learned Casting Our Microbudget Feature." Having ...

Jessica, Kickstarter, and transparency

Behind the scenes, Film making

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  Recently rewatched Toshiro Mifune's enigmatic performance in Akira Kurosawa's stunning Yojimbo, and then found this on Kurosawa's first impression of him, during an audition:   Mifune first ...

The wonderful Toshiro Mifune

Actors