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Cinephilia and Beyond • Back when visual effects were created by magicians...

Cinephilia and Beyond • Back when visual effects were created by magicians... | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Back when visual effects were created by magicians and not programmers… Originally broadcast in 1985, this edition of Horizon (BBC 50-minute science documentary series) visits Industrial Light & Magic and Entertainment Effects Group to see the...
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Who Needs Sleep? A Documentary on Sleep Deprivation in the Film Business | FilmmakerIQ.com

Who Needs Sleep? A Documentary on Sleep Deprivation in the Film Business | FilmmakerIQ.com | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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10 Tips for Indie Filmmakers on Twitter - Craft Truck

10 Tips for Indie Filmmakers on Twitter - Craft Truck | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Here are 10 tips that will Indie Filmmakers on Twitter.
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Cameramen Are the Best Dressers

Adam Carolla talks about cameramen and their clothes
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Soooooo not the case in my experience.....a director friend coined the expression "baggy-assed camera guy"  (pillow bums in ill-fitting jeans) This should be redubbed "Camera ops are the most practical dressers." ... oh, I have stories about how wrong this is on so many level in many situations.

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(and Film Fans) Must Read: Award Season Screenplays ... - Indiewire

(and Film Fans) Must Read: Award Season Screenplays ... - Indiewire | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Award Season Screenplays Online: "August: Osage County," "Philomena" and "Nebraska" are the three latest screenplays available out of this year's crop of buzzed about films. There are 32 scripts in total available to ...
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Updated 2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay and ...

Updated 2014 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay and ... | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Updated 2014 Oscar predictions for Best Adapted and Original Screenplay with a multitude of contenders to consider.
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HBO Would Like to Tell You About All Its Fantastic Shows Coming in 2014

HBO Would Like to Tell You About All Its Fantastic Shows Coming in 2014 | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
2014 is almost upon us, and as loyal viewers of things on screens, we must prepare in advance for all that must be watched in the coming year. HBO feels the
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First ‘Cymbeline’ Trailer: Who is This Biker-Filled Shakespeare Adaptation For?

First ‘Cymbeline’ Trailer: Who is This Biker-Filled Shakespeare Adaptation For? | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Michael Almereyda’s (Hamlet) latest film adaptation of a work of William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, has a lot going for it on the surface.
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It's for me! Geeky/edgy Shakespeare nerd with a latent fondness for bikers.

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Kevin Smith Reveals His Craziest Movie Pitch Ever (Guest Column)

Kevin Smith Reveals His Craziest Movie Pitch Ever (Guest Column) | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Settle in, kids. It's gonna be a loooooong story.
As is so often the case with the best-laid plans of SMice and SMen, since the last blog, shit with TUSK went all sorts of astray. And shitty. And hopeless.
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a horror film with.....a Walrus....from the mind of Kevin Smith

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The Monster (1903) | The Public Domain Review

The Monster (1903) | The Public Domain Review | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
A 1903 film directed by French filmmaker Georges Méliès and, as is common with his films, starring the man himself. The story centres on the chaotic, and...
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From The PDR, a great source of free viz.

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How I Used The Black List to Sell My First Script and Find Representation in Less Than a Month

How I Used The Black List to Sell My First Script and Find Representation in Less Than a Month | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
I did the whole film school thing - but not until I was 26 - when I got divorced. Jacked my old life and just went for it. I'm heavily tattooed, white,
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The blacklist is, from all reports, legit....and probably worth the $25 or whatever for the coverage....

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10 Movies to Watch After You’ve Seen the Movies of 2013

10 Movies to Watch After You’ve Seen the Movies of 2013 | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
This week's list of movies to watch is not inspired by a single new release, because there isn't anything big enough out this weekend to warrant such a
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yes, yes, yes

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The top 10 films in Canada from 2013

The top 10 films in Canada from 2013 | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
TIFF has released its annual Top Ten lists of Canadian movies for 2013, highlighting the best this country has to offer in both the feature and short categories.
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How many have you seen?

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10 Common Elements Of Award Winning Screenplays | Raindance ...

10 Common Elements Of Award Winning Screenplays | Raindance ... | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
In the run-up to the awards season, everyone seems to be looking for clues of what makes a movie, or a movie screenplay award-worthy. There are some strikingly similar elements present in excellent screenplays such as ...
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Oliver Burkeman | Journalist and Author | The theory of the hairy arm: the tactical benefits of making deliberate mistakes

Oliver Burkeman | Journalist and Author | The theory of the hairy arm: the tactical benefits of making deliberate mistakes | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665) | The Public Domain Review

Fortunio Liceti’s Monsters (1665) | The Public Domain Review | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Highlights from the illustrations in the 1665 edition of Fortunio Liceti's De Monstris, originally published, without the illustrations, in 1616. Lic...
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For the fantasists: public Domain pix for inspiration....

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Big Spaceship : 7 Strategy Tips From the World of Screenwriting

Big Spaceship : 7 Strategy Tips From the World of Screenwriting | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Entering the agency world as a strategist instead of a creative seemed an odd choice at first, as I came from the world of screenwriting and documentary filmmaking. My storytelling background, I thought, would be a better fit in ...

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6 Things the Film Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About

6 Things the Film Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
All this week, Film School Rejects presents a daily dose of our favorite articles from the archive. Originally published in September 2011, Ashe Cantrell
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Includes counter-argument (and examples) to my contention that scripts don't get ripped off.

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Writers on the Verge: How to Succeed in Screenwriting - The DON'T List - Script Magazine

Writers on the Verge: How to Succeed in Screenwriting - The DON'T List - Script Magazine | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Screenwriting career coach Lee Jessup shows you what would hold you back from moving your screenwriting career forward. Learn how to succeed in screenwriting.
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To be taken with a grain of salt....

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Reality Check - Why Do We Care About Fictional Characters?

Ever felt moved by the plight of a video game character and wondered why? Cam investigates in this weeks Reality Check. Watch more Reality Check! http://www....
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'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan Shares 5 Alternate Endings (Video) - TheWrap

'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan Shares 5 Alternate Endings (Video) - TheWrap | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
No. 1: Walter White goes Rambo
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