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Novel to Movie Adaptations – John Updike
January 30, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Novel to Movie Adaptations – John Updike

When looking for a novel to adapt, look for a story that has a strong external narrative. Find a story in which a character’s actions lead to specific external consequences with real impact and which effect important transformation in the character or others.

Bones – Reason & Love
January 28, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Bones – Reason & Love

These two characters exchange gifts to complement and complete each other. These gifts are personality traits missing in the other, differing points of view necessary to solving the case and critical skills or abilities lacking in their partner.

Tracy Flick and Hillary Clinton – Power of Conscience
January 27, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Tracy Flick and Hillary Clinton – Power of Conscience

I just found a fantastic clip of Tracy and Hillary intercut in a scene from Election. It is hilarious sketch of everything that is most important to this Character Type.

The Reader – Power of Idealism
January 26, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
The Reader – Power of Idealism

Memory, loss and disillusionment are all part of a Power of Idealism Coming of Age Story. The Academy Award nominated film The Reader taps into the powerful resonance of this kind of story.

Top Ten Political Movies
January 21, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
Top Ten Political Movies

In 2008, Entertainment Weekly set out to identify some of the best-loved political films of all time. Here are the top 10 picks, with each film’s primary star.

On This Historic Day
January 20, 2009 – 12:00 AM | No Comment
On This Historic Day

This day belongs to the world. Without the good wishes, positive thoughts and fervent hopes of the whole world this day would have never happened. For that, America thanks you.