Scott McConnell

Storytelling And The Importance of Theme

Storytelling And The Importance of Theme

The theme of a story, whether it be a novel, film, television show, or any kind of narrative, can be viewed in at least two ways. Most importantly, a theme is the idea that integrates everything in a story — the nature of its characters, their motivations, and arcs, as well as their conflicts and […]

 Jeff York

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

With The Irishman, Martin Scorsese has once again made a gangster movie that’s earning big box office bucks and capturing a ton of Oscar buzz. Cinema fans love the genre, going back to the early 1930s when stars like James Cagney (The Public Enemy) and Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar) made films about the underworld […]