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Criterion: Jean-Claude Carrière’s Collaborations – The most amazing screenwriter you’ve probably never heard of. His career has involved working with marquee directors from multiple countries and pushing the boundaries of movie storytelling. The Tin Drum is a personal favorite.
Dan Golding: A Theory of Film Music – A YouTube video essay which makes a good case for judging film scores on something other than originality.
THR: The Netflix Backlash – A sign of Netflix’s power: creatives and agents who are afraid to go on the record with criticisms
Now You See It: Why Jump Scares Suck – YouTube essay. Not as negative toward jump scares as you might imagine.
SlashFilm: The Oceanic Story Trust For ‘Moana’ – Cultural sensitivity is really hard work. But it pays dividends.
YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
There’s something to be said for Paul Newman, Robert Redford & other stars with good taste who used their clout to greenlight great scripts.