2017/06/28: “Anyone who says there is not a formulaic process in mainstream Hollywood movies (and movies in general) is kidding themselves. We expect a certain story structure based on a thousand years of Western storytelling. Deviate at your own risk!”
Dan Calvisi: I would agree with that except that it’s not a formula, it’s a form. A formula would dictate what you write. A form is dictating how you structure it, at what point do you reveal things, at what point should the story keep moving forward and keep flowing rather than stop dead in its tracks or just have an 8-page dialogue scene? So it’s not formula, it’s form. And I constantly remind my clients about that and my students. It’s really important to understand that.
The baffling existence of a Joker origin-story movie gets one thing right: For Warner Bros., getting the hell out of the DC Extended Universe is the right move. It’s busted, and the shocking failure of Justice League is proof enough. It’s no coincidence that the studio’s biggest success, Wonder Woman, spent 99 percent of its time ignoring the rest of DC’s bigger world.
DC’s heroes are so iconic, so mythic, that they allow themselves to be altered and bent in any form.
Warner Bros. should be making movies outside its current cinematic universe, even if its current cinematic universe wasn’t stinking up the place. Because this is a power that belongs specifically to DC, not Marvel, and is one of its comics’ biggest strengths.
DC has never shied away from telling stories outside of its comics’ continuity.
For as much as $20,000, Worldwide Motion Picture Group compares the story structure and genre of a script with those of released movies, looking for clues to box-office success.
The Disney, Fox deal could have huge ramifications in both the streaming world and the film industry.
Bigorexia is on the rise-male body standards have changed drastically since superheroes looked like George Reeves
It's the year we reached Peak Sequel. And it's not just not limited to our screens.
As the backlash to Aaron Sorkin's all-too-tidy Steve Jobs biopic shows, digital audiences have learned to embrace a messy, unpredictable style of tale that mirrors real life.
Some time in the middle of Avengers: Age of Ultron, I came to terms with the fact that there will never be any more decent Marvel movies.
If there's anything to be learned from Insurgent, it's not about the power of the individual-it's that Hollywood needs to stop with "good enough" franchises.
In a year that included the public disclosure of disappointing diversity numbers by major Silicon Valley companies, the frightening Gamergate controversy, and a public airing of emails and salary data at Sony confirming a culture of sexism within Hollywood, the discussion about women across tech in
In January 2004, the Los Angeles Times published an article headlined "Screener Ends Up on the Internet," a story about the recent leak of the Something's Gotta Give screener copy intended for Oscar
The dancers and photographer who inspired one of the biggest pop culture touchstones of a generation have gone most of their lives unable to publicly talk about the credit they think they deserve. Until now.
Negli anni '90, Marvel Comics cominciò a vendere i diritti dei propri personaggi a differenti studi cinematografici. Quando Marvel Comics creò il proprio studio, cominciò a riacquistare i diritti ceduti in passato, dando il via a una serie di film che ricostruissero l'universo Marvel. Non tutti i diritti, però, vennero riacquistati. Ecco perché, ad esempio, Spider-Man non comparirà
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Last month a major restructure at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in Canberra was announced, including a tranche of job cuts and the closure of the Arc cinema. Many in the film community were
The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is a Christian organization that seeks to serve the local church by providing gospel-centered and Christ-focused content.
Più di tre anni fa, iniziavo l'introduzione al libro Dispersi - Guida ai film che non vi fanno vedere con queste parole: "Ogni anno, nel mondo, vengono realizzati circa 25.000 film. Di questi, meno di 500 arrivano fino alla distribuzione italiana. Eliminato il centinaio direttamente girato nel nostro paese e fatto un rapido calcolo, scopriamo di
IN 1983, when William Goldman, a star screenwriter, revealed the inner workings of the film-making business in "Adventures in the Screen Trade", Hollywood was in turmoil.