A film professor friend is compiling a list of movies about drug and alcohol abuse in connection to the creative process. Got any suggestions? [more inside]
I want to read more essays on individual films, along the lines of Tim Kreider's "Introducing Sociology" (on Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.) [more inside]
St. Louis friend trained as a writer and filmmaker wants to use his skills to help people in need/suffering. Does anyone in the area (the city, or St. Louis County) know of any volunteering options for him? He already has an office job, but career suggestions would be welcome, though I think volunteering is more of an immediate interest. National and local organizations anyone knows of in the area are welcome. Thanks!
The standard format for a romantic comedy has both key characters introduced very early in the script/movie -- say, in the first ten pages/minutes. I'm looking for examples of romantic comedies where one of the romantic leads is introduced later in the movie. [more inside]
I'm looking for film noir-ish locations in Manhattan to sit down and write! [more inside]
What are the realistic odds of a movie studio buying rights to fiction? What steps could one take to even attempt this? [more inside]
I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
What are some ways I could incorporate Studio Ghibli films into the writing class I'll be teaching this Fall? [more inside]
Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way? [more inside]
Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
I recently went to a film screening and Q&A. I didn't go to the mic to ask one of the panelists my question. How would I ask it now? [more inside]
In what English movies or books would I most likely be exposed to new words? Any genre and time-period.
What are some good movies, based on books written in First Person, that don't use Voice Over narration at all? [more inside]
What fantasy elements would you like to see in a movie? [more inside]
Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
In a feature film screenplay, how do writing collaborations work? [more inside]
Does anyone have any advice on how I can turn my two driving passions— writing and orchestral film music—into a vocation? [more inside]
What inventions/societal changes besides cell phones have effectively "ruined" plot devices for stories in movies, TV, books, and so forth? [more inside]
recommend short story collections that would be good short film fodder [more inside]
How often are the stories of a comic, novel, play, TV series, movie, or song conceived by the writer's friend, relative, acquaintance, neighbor, mailman, dog, etc? [more inside]
I'm on a writing binge! What are the best upcoming teleplay and screenplay contests?
How does one, in scriptwriting, correctly describe sequences in which a movie is shown (at length)? In other words - a movie inside of a movie.
What popular movies were conceived of and/or written by the screenwriter when he or she were still in high school? [more inside]
What are tomorrow's avant-garde art/film/writing monuments that are being done today? [more inside]
Is there a site/service that I can buy (well written) movie reviews from? [more inside]
In screenwriting terminology, what are "bookends"? [more inside]
How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films? [more inside]
In modern screenplays written for movies and television is it acceptable to include a fair share of Direction? I understand it used to be more common but has fallen out of vogue. (more) [more inside]