Quentin Tarantino was a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. They covered many subjects. One of them was his belief that the ’80s was one of the worst decades for film. Now, as a child who grew up on Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Robocop, Terminator, Return of the Jedi, Die Hard, and Predator, to … Continue reading Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)
Your hero is on the brink of the moment of realisation. Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com This week we’re going to be delving into the third act of our five-act structure. This week, your hero will have to face up to some hard truths, whether they like it or not. This might be the … Continue reading Moment of realisation (the secret of midpoint madness)
Nobody should have been great. There were just a few things that turned it from potentially great into just alright.
“I’m having second act problems.” “Of course you are.” The road seems flat but there's a mountain looming Last week we talked about the first act. You found out some of the elements a solid first act should contain. Now, this week let’s move onto the second act. In the second act, the hero has … Continue reading Second Act Problems (the secret is we all got’em)
Inglourious Basterds has such a perfect opening movement. This is a compilation of captions taken from my instagram (come join me there) "Kieran, there's no such thing as perfect," you say. With all due respect, you're wrong. There is a perfect structure. Let's talk about what makes something perfect. I recently re-watched Inglorious Basterds. My … Continue reading Opening movement (the secret to make your opening the best)