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Brain Pickings: The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc – The graphic in the image shows exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denoument as being of equal length. But rising action should be most of story.

Pajiba: The 50 Worst Opening Weekends of All Time, Adjusted for Inflation

The Onion: Hope In Students’ Eyes Too Much For Screenwriting Teacher To Handle This Week

The Wrap: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler: ‘We Don’t Care About Money’

LATimes: MPAA’s Chris Dodd extends olive branch to Silicon Valley – If I were Silicon Valley, this would worry me. Dodd is a snake, and more likely he is buttering them up, trying to lay the groundwork for a SOPA sequel.

Variety: MoviePass is back, and this time it looks like there’s nothing exhibitors can do to stop it – If you do sign up for the service, do me a favor and use my link: I don’t make any money, but it helps increase my chances of being part of the early tests.

BuzzFeed: 19 Things That Prove “Aladdin” And “Titanic” Are Basically The Same Movie – via @juniperjenny

If you’ve seen Looper, you have to watch Germain Lussier’s interview with Rian Johnson

Vulture: Liv Ullmann on Her Ingmar Bergman Documentary, Liv and Ingmar: Painfully Connected

Dr. StrangeLEGO (video)

Guardian: Looper opens with bigger box office in China than US

Reddit’s commentary on Tim Burton’s career arc

Don’t make movies the world is ready for. Make movies the world should be ready for.

– The reviews of Looper and The Master have been updated numerous times with great links to other interpretations of the films.
Film Collaboration Websites – added