One of the discussion threads in the writer’s group I’m in – is the importance of “emotion” in story writing. I am currently reading The Writer’s Journey (3rd ed) 2007 – by Christopher Vogler and it’s interesting that he raises … Continue reading
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All of the ingredients of a great story. Two elephants reunited after more than 20 years.
The power of a great movie! Reel Wisdom features a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say. Quite … Continue reading
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Tagged Batman Begins, Catch Me If You Can, Dead Poet's Society, Forrest Gump, Ghost Rider, Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Star Trek(2009), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode: The Phantom Menace, Swimming with Sharks, The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), The Lion King, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Under the Tuscan Sun
Everyone loves a good story. Great stories inspire and uplift as well as entertain the reader. However, what constitutes a “good” story is entirely subjective. There are of course, basic guidelines to follow. After that it really is in the … Continue reading