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5 Ways Mythic Structure Will Help Your Writing

The word “myth” conjures up images of grandiose classical society, or in general terms anything unreal. The same exaggerated proportions and escalating steps that worked for Homer’s The Odyssey also have a place in modern movies. Myths are about themes—repeated...
Lethal Cinema: A Dozen Deadly Films

Lethal Cinema: A Dozen Deadly Films

Violence is one of film’s rogue and most controversial elements. Not to mention what was considered violent half a century ago has since been overshadowed by the machine gun gore of recent years. From war heroes to American gangsters to horrific murderers, film...
8 Tips for Making Silent Movies

8 Tips for Making Silent Movies

The Artist, won an Oscar. This marked the first time a silent movie has been nominated for an Oscar in more than 80 years; the last silent movie to be nominated was The Patriot in 1928, the second year the Academy Awards were given. Despite the decrease of interest in...
10 Maverick Women In Film

10 Maverick Women In Film

From the earliest days of moving pictures, men have dominated the industry both on- and off-screen, but even before women had the right to vote, a few pioneer ladies were already becoming industry leaders. Because film is traditionally more closed to women these...

7 Things Filmmakers Can Learn from Lady Gaga

Just shy of 27 years old, Lady Gaga has built herself an empire. She more than broke into the business; she took the business by the wheel and began driving it herself. She became the first celebrity with 10 million twitter followers, and is now twitter’s most...