I’ve had several discussions with students recently about the meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey, in particular the end section of the film. In response to those discussions I’ve written an article on this that might go some way in helping understanding the most famous part of Kubrick’s masterpiece. In an important series of […]
As a literary and dramatic form, feature screenplays have relied on using traditional Aristotelean dramaturgy as the basis for constructing and structuring the content of the screenplay. Three-act structure and the adaptation of folk-tale morphology have been the primary areas for research into screenplay structuring, with a small number of key texts dominating the debates. […]
When I started script reading for studios like Universal and Columbia Tri-Star (that shows you just how long ago that was!) Christopher Vogler had not long written his famous story memo to the executives at Disney. True to the time, I often bemoaned the lack of structure in the screenplays I read, shaking my head […]
A video from the Spotted Dog, April 7th, 2011
A round up of how it went.