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September 10, 2017

WARNING—spoilers ahead

If you haven't seen IT, I'm gonna ruin IT for you in this post. You have been warned.

WARNING—this post is Rated R

Because IT is Rated R, I’m not gonna hold back on my language during this post. If that sounds offensive to you, be the adult here and...

August 13, 2017

This movie serves up some wonderful examples of why stories work. Amazing look at how to use the Redemption Story Arc as your structure. Great examples of both starting a story in a State of Perfection, as well as starting a story in the State of Imperfection. Lots of...

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The Hitman's Bodyguard - A Drake's Brutal Breakdown

August 13, 2017

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Drake's Brutal Breakdown

To help you see stories the way I see stories, I'm going to do something unique for ya. I watch a LOT of TV and movies. I mean, a veritable crap-ton. As I get time, I'm gonna breakdown what I watch that has something in it that really stands out. You know, a story where they did something so well, or broke it so spectacularly, that you can use it as a study guide.

Not in a movie review "This movie was great!" or "This movie sucked!" kind of way. But more in a "Here's a story element they used that really worked!" or "Here's why this story is broken!" kind of way. Really dig into the nuts and bolts of the structure.

Though, truth be told, I'm probably gonna bitch about things... a lot.

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