Brian Paris

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Over 11 Ways to Revise Work You Thought Too Wonderful or Awful to Revisit Again

<b>Over 11 Ways to Revise Work You Thought Too Wonderful or Awful to Revisit Again</b><p>by David Wright<p>1) <b>Revisit the work whether you want to or not</b>. If you …

Try This 24 Hour Marathon Of Non-Oscar Movies

What will you be doing on Oscar night this year? If you and the Academy are not on speaking terms (maybe that whole <i>Crash</i> debacle is fresh in your …

20 Songs Turning 20 in 2014

The new year always arrives filled with hopes and resolutions to make this year better than the last.<p>It also reminds us that we're getting really …

It Starts When They Find the Dead Body—26 Tips That Will Make Anyone a Better Writer.

I don’t have the nerve to sit here and call myself an expert on writing.<p><i>That would be arrogant.</i><p>Writing is something that I’ve decidedly not yet …

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

News<p>Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013<p>Our Favorite Visuals of the Year<p>While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, …

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The Best Movies of 2013

The Atlantic's film critic picks the top titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.<p>2013 was a tremendous year for film—the best, I think, since 2007 (<i>No Country</i>, <i>There Will Be Blood</i>, <i>Juno</i>, <i>Zodiac</i>, <i>Assassination of Jesse James</i>, etc.). The summer may have been a bummer, featuring such …

How to Write: A Year in Advice from Franzen, King, Hosseini, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>This year, I talked to nearly 50 different writers for the By Heart series, a weekly column about beloved quotes and cherished lines. Each author shared the life-changing, values-shaping passages that …

Annotation Tuesday! Lillian Ross and Ernest Hemingway

It’s easy, now, to see Lillian Ross’s 1950 <i>New Yorker</i> Profile of Ernest Hemingway for what it is: a masterpiece. But 63 years ago, this wasn’t so …

10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written

If there’s one topic that writers can be counted on to tackle at least once in their working lives, it’s writing itself. A good thing too, especially …

88 Cinematographers Share the Best Professional Advice They’ve Ever Received

<b>“What’s the best professional advice you’ve ever received?”</b><p>That’s a question famously asked in <i>American Cinematographer</i> magazine’s ASC Close-Up – a …

All The Things That Are Wrong With Your Screenplay In One Handy Infographic

A professional scriptreader read 300 screenplays for five different studios, all the while tracking the many recurring problems. The infographic he made with the collected data offers a glimpse at where screenwriting goes wrong.<p>If selling a screenplay were easy, all those people crowding coffee …

How To Animate a Photo | The 2.5D Effect

Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

"<p>Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. ScreenwriterDanny Strongrealized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story because of the obstacles, he created Cecil Gaines, …

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10 Bands That Will Cure Your CMJ Fatigue - PAPER

If you've ever gone deep at a music festival, you know the symptoms: Show Knees. One-Beer Blues. Tinnitus. With its thousand-plus acts, CMJ 2013 is already settling upon the city like an exhilarating but exhausting haze. Even the best of bands can get drowned out as the nights wear on, but there …

Robert Pirosh's letter to Hollywood executives, 1934

<b>1934</b><p><b>A New York copywriter by the name of Robert Pirosh quit his well-paid job and headed for Hollywood in 1934, determined to begin the career of his dreams as a screenwriter. When he arrived, he gathered the names and addresses of as many directors, producers and studio executives as he could find</b> …

Top 10 tips for writing a Hollywood blockbuster

<b>Tony Gilroy, one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters, is responsible for The Devil's Advocate, Armageddon and the Bourne films, to name just a few.</b><p>Alison Feeney-Hart met the man whose 2007 film Michael Clayton saw him receive Bafta and Oscar nominations for best original screenplay to …

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8 Writing Tips From Screenwriting Masters Larry Gross, Naomi Foner, Henry Bean and Andrea Arnold

Veteran award-winning screenwriters Henry Bean (“The Believer”), Larry Gross (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore”) and Naomi Foner (“Very Good Girls”) …

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Oscar Winner William Monahan On How To Write Unforgettable Dialogue

William Monahan, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Departed,” shares invaluable insight on character-driven dialogue, incorporating speech patterns, and the screenwriter as a performer.<p><i>“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”</i><br>–Frank …

The Top 50 Foreign Films of the Last Decade

It is quite clear that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy. With the advent of mass home …