A WRITER AT THE MOVIES
I write about writing and watching movies, probably because I watch too many movies and don't read enough book. Also, everyone can quote Dumb and Dumber, but no one has read Dee Dee Ramone's Chelsea Horror Hotel. Check out my bi-weekly columns right here on JoeProsit.com.
Platoon and The Hero's Journey
John Campbell's Monomyth isn't just for Hobbits and Jedis. Check out Oliver Stone's version of the Hero's Journey as Charlie Sheen goes through the modernized version of hell that is the Vietnam War.
There Will Be Blood and Character Driven Plots:
Daniel Plainview is a driven forceful man who bends the plot of his life to his will! Read how we can make our characters as driven and not riding along in the backseat.
Batman and the 7 Point Story Structure:
Hollywood has the recipe for a perfectly pacing exciting blockbuster. Tim Burton's 1989 Batman is a great example of how to bring all the pieces together right on time to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. You can do the same in written fiction!
Pulp Fiction and Establishing Conflict:
What to engage your readers and keep them reading from the first chapter all the way to the last? The key is Conflict! Lets watch the 1994 tour de force Pulp Fiction and talk about establishing both the External and Internal Conflict that will keep your reader turning pages.
Star Wars and Show Versus Tell
Ever been give that little slice of advise "Show; Don't tell"? Ever wondered what that really means? Or do you feel so confident in your understanding that you feel no decent writer would ever make this mistake?
Well, there's a time for Show and there's a time for Tell. Star Wars, A New Hope has both and knows when to apply them.
Reservoir Dogs and the Four Humors
Remember that time Tarantino made a money about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Don't believe it ever happened? Well, he did, and so can you! Check out this method of building your ensemble cast that date backs thousands of years.