Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Jim

How Attached Are You To Your Characters?

How Attached Are You To Your Characters?

The psychological study of attachment explores how humans bond in ways that have a lasting impact on their behaviors. Attachment begins at birth with the primary caregiver and develops through adolescence into adulthood. It’s important for screenwriters to have knowledge of the various attachment styles to help them write deeper, more meaningful characters. Understanding the […]

 Jim

Screenwriter Mike Jones Has “Soul”

Screenwriter Mike Jones Has “Soul”

Pixar Animation Studios have built a reputation for telling compelling, engaging, family-friendly stories since 1979. They have combined their highly-successful storytelling with equally innovative animation. This year’s offering by Pixar is Soul, co-written by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers. Docter and Powere served as co-directors. Jones began his career as a journalist. He was […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 2)

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 2)
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series James Bond

This is the second part of our series on the evolution of James Bond and his immense cultural impact. It all began in the imagination of Ian Lancaster Fleming, a prolific British writer, and Naval Intelligence Officer. The sophisticated spy has been walking the earth since 1953, first splashed on the pages of Ian Fleming’s […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)

How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series James Bond

Dry Vodka Martini – Shaken Not Stirred. That famous drink immortalized by Sean Connery (James Bond) will forever live in our collective drinking psyches. Connery may have passed earlier this year, but his suave spy persona will live on in cinematic eternity as style-aspiring males point their finger guns at the screen. It seems befitting […]

 Kevin Nelson

How Do Dual Protagonists Function In Screenwriting?

How Do Dual Protagonists Function In Screenwriting?

In the dramatic arts, Thespis of Icaria was the first known person to embody a character from a written play before a crowd, thus introducing the protagonist to the world. The protagonist is the main character of the story. They are the central driving force of the narrative and undergo the greatest physical, emotional, intellectual, […]