The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Tag Archives: screenwriting

Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings

The First Law of Bad Literary Novels is simple: there are no happy endings. It’s the same story with Big, Beautiful Movies with Sad, Stupid Endings. Now, that’s not to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The trouble with LUCY by director Luc Besson

I’m a huge fan of Scarlett Johanssson and Luc Besson, director of THE TRANSPORTER, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and THE TRANSPORTER PUTS THE FIFTH ELEMENT IN THE TRUNK AND DRIVES IT … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

IT’S GOOD TO BE IN LOVE by Frou Frou conceals writing truths

You know the singer from Frou Frou better under the name Imogen Heap, famous for the song HIDE AND SEEK. Whatever name she sings under, this song here is not … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Giving THE TRANSPORTER a tune-up

THE TRANSPORTER is the break-out movie for Jason Statham, and though I am perhaps the world’s biggest fan of Jason the Statham Kicking Things in the Face, there are clunky … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

GAME OF THRONES as a cheesy ’80s TV show

Now, having only seen bits of GAME OF THRONES doesn’t stop me from loving this video, and wishing they could make an entire episode like this. Nailed it, didn’t they? … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

Billy Squire wrecks his career with ROCK ME TONITE

If you don’t remember Billy the Squire, probably because you weren’t born yet, he was kind of a big deal for a while. A rising star. Then this video came … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

MISSING YOU by John Waite teaches us all about subtext

Here’s a classic song with a video that proves singers should sing, and actors should act. What’s not to love here? John Waite‘s hair is pure ’80s gold, with feathery … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

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