Go Into The Story

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Story and the Question of Self-Identity

Every story inevitably raises this question about the Protagonist: “Who am I?”

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek”

Wisdom on creativity from Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.

60 Second Screenwriter: What is “high concept?”

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute.

On Writing

“Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to…

Page One: “Munich” (2005)

Screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, book by George Jonas

Werner Herzog calls three-act structure “brainless.” Is it?

The famous writer-director is teaching an online filmmaking class and his comments about three-act structure are noteworthy.

Go Into The Story Interview: Chris Wu

My interview with 2021 Black List writer.

60 Second Screenwriter: What is a ‘flashback?’

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute.

The Theology of Cinema: Predestination

“The story you write about your Protagonist is in some ways predestined, the specific combination of the character’s life circumstances…

Page One: “The Mummy” (1999)

Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, screen story by Stephen Sommers and Lloyd Fonvielle & Kevin Jarre

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