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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.

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

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

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

Some Thoughts on Hope

Given the incredible drama of the run-up to the American Presidential Inauguration it seems superficial to write about any other kind of drama. Instead here are some thoughts on hope

Sister Rose on Without A Trace

The television series, Without a Trace, is a classic Power of Truth story. A good friend, Sister Rose Pacatte, wrote about a recent episode “Miracle Worker” in her blog. My comments about her post are in (parenthesis). Sister Rose writes: Did you see Without a Trace last ... Read more…

#ThinkpieceThursday – More Thoughts on Rewriting

In further discussion of yesterday’s post– How do you tackle a daunting rewrite? My best suggestion is to outline your current script draft. Write what actually happens in each scene. What are characters doing? Briefly summarize what people say. Don’t get lost in tweaking dialogue ... Read more…

Revolutionary Road – Power of Idealism

The film Revolutionary Road tells the story of Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet), two Power of Idealism characters who feel trapped in the bonds of a mundane suburban lifestyle

#WritingAdviceWednesday – Neil LaBute on Rewriting

#WritingAdviceWednesday - Never say in words what you can say with action

Doubt – Truth vs Conscience

The movie Doubt, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, has an emotional disconnect at its core-- in the most unsuccessful sense of the word
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