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3-act Structure — Star Wars (original)

This post is part of the Background to the series Learning from Alfred Hitchcock — for writers, movie makers, and viewers Don’t blame me. The screenwriting books ruined everything. It’s almost impossible now to sell your script to Hollywood without … Continue reading

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Introduction to Longitudinal Structure

This post is part of the Background to the series Learning from Alfred Hitchcock — for writers, movie makers, and viewers Alfred Hitchcock directing Kim Novak in Vertigo Movies can have several different kinds of structures at once. This may … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson — I could not stop for death

A post in the ongoing series Poetry in the Arts. Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Because I could not stop for Death — He kindly stopped for me — The Carriage held but just … Continue reading

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The battle of the statues in Wyman Park

A post in the ongoing series Poetry in the Arts. Wyman Park is in Baltimore, just in front of the Baltimore Museum of Art and near the Homewood Campus of the Johns Hopkins University. It has two statues, not far … Continue reading

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Heroes — Luchino Visconti

Count Don Luchino Visconti di Modrone Here’s a sampling of my favorite Luchino Visconti films.

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Heroes — Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky on the set of Stalker

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Heroes — Vittorio de Sica

Vittorio de Sica, shown above with one of the stars of Umberto D.

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