Huffington Post blogger and author Deanni Fei gives this earnest discussion of Jersey Shore as great storytelling and recommends it for all writers. From its clear character development, its honest depiction of gender and ethnicity, its use of tension in every moment, to its tightness and efficiency. According to Fei, the story has everything that makes great writing. Wow. Maybe even Jwoww. I had no idea.
Our favorite jargon spewing, chart wielding, structuralist screenwriting guru, Robert McKee (author of the screenwriting bible “Story”) is bravely “reviewing” (aka analyzing) current screenplays for Script Magazine. Before you click through, be aware of his strict warning: “Do not read what follows until you have seen The Town.”
“Machete” is a bloody movie about an illegal immigrant with a big machete. Co-screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez is surprised that people interpret it as having political overtones. Should he be?