Amazing Scenes- Prince of Egypt

Released in 1998, The Prince of Egypt is somewhat of a landmark title, being the first film released by Dreamwork's studios, the first studio to throw the animated-gauntlet against the juggernaut that was Disney at the height of its 'renaissance' days. First pitched by then-Disney-chairman, Jeff Katzenberg as an animated version of The Ten Commandments … Continue reading Amazing Scenes- Prince of Egypt

Amazing Episodes- The Breaking Point (A writing analysis)

Band of Brothers, produced by HBO, is a series that entwines deep with the very essence of what it is to be me. It is a series I watch at least once a year, including its follow-up, The Pacific, a series I continuously talk-about and celebrate, and often trade quotes of with my family, even … Continue reading Amazing Episodes- The Breaking Point (A writing analysis)

Interesting vs realistic characters

As I write this, we are in the midst of the Covid-crisis, and a large percentage of the entire world is confined to their houses, forbidden to leave. We are in a time of uncertainty, and death, and yet, there is light. There are many people suffering right now, and my heart will always go … Continue reading Interesting vs realistic characters

Locations as characters

Break down a character to it's very metaphorical skeleton, and have a look at their purpose. They exist as a conduit, an avatar for the audience to experience a created world through fresh eyes. They are beings with pasts, personalities and hidden traits designed for the audience to connect with and recognise as a story … Continue reading Locations as characters

Something that no-one has ever seen before

We live in a time that is completely saturated by media. As a '90's child, we still had a huge back-catalogue of media to catch up on, affection ally called "old", when referring to anything from the '80's back to when recorded media first began to exist. Now we are positively spoiled for films,books, music … Continue reading Something that no-one has ever seen before

Villains: Foils vs Copies

Think of your favourite villain. One that truly affects you, the protagonists and the story. Chances are, they are a foil. A true test to the longevity and power of an antagonist can be tied to this common trope, and it's effective. Of course, there are multiple ways to implement this character type into a … Continue reading Villains: Foils vs Copies

Creative flashbacks

Learning about a characters past, or the events that have lead to the current situation can be a fantastic moment for the reader. A flashback sheds light on complicated arcs and personalities, for the reader and audience it expands the story exponentially. For the writer, it is a fantastic way to show how much thought … Continue reading Creative flashbacks

The Invisible Horror of HBO’s Chernobyl-An analysis on its writing

Hot on the heels of an ultimately, disappointing final series for HBO's Game of Thrones, the miniseries Chernobyl  came out of nowhere for a great many people, and completely swept them away. Telling the all-too-true tale of the cataclysm that befall Pripyat in Soviet controlled Ukraine on the 26th of April, 1986, albeit in typical HBO fashion; … Continue reading The Invisible Horror of HBO’s Chernobyl-An analysis on its writing

Top ten greatest original film soundtracks

What makes a great soundtrack? Well, silly, it's something that enhances the film. It encourages imminent dread, or makes that final kiss actually mean something. Think about some of the scariest, happiest, tensest and sexiest moments, then imagine them all with no soundtrack. Unless it's Blair Witch Project, it would probably just sound kind of … Continue reading Top ten greatest original film soundtracks