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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: http://movi.ps/QGehy6. 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

YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
Don’t make movies the world is ready for. Make movies the world should be ready for.

OLD POSTS UPDATED:
– 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 PUMit.com