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“Pulp Fiction”: Lessons in Writing Scenes

Watched “Pulp Fiction” last night. One weird-ass story (one character comes back from the dead, and not for the faint of heart — classic Quentin Tarantino bloodsplattering). But it has some great scripting that all writers can learn from — … Continue reading

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“Better” History? How About “Revisionist” History?

Nicholas Meyer goes on the offensive (in both senses of the term) in a cynical attempt to ward off critics who may claim his forthcoming mini-series about Harry Houdini (Jewish Hungarian immigrant Ehrich Weiss) plays fast and loose with the … Continue reading

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‘Nebraska’ screenplay delivers poignant prairie ride

“Nebraska,” the movie: Hurray for director Alexander Payne, actors Bruce Dern, June Squibb and Will Forte, and especially screenwriter Bob Nelson. (And let’s not forget musician/composer Mark Orton.) Nelson’s story depicts a slice of American pie with a sideways view … Continue reading

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