30 Days With Aristotle And Me

The Famous Greek Philosopher Helps Me Finish My Screenplay…In One Month?

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Entries from December 9th, 2009

Day 30 – New Insights, Motivation

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters, Dave Brubeck, Day 30 - New Insights and Motivation, Screenplay As Music

I may not have been able to complete my screenplay within 30 days, but studying Aristotle’s Poetics has given me tremendous insights and new ideas. I believe I can parlay what I learned into new ways to approach my screenplays.
In short, I am motivated. Energized.
And grateful to author Michael Tierno for writing his [...]

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Day 25 – Paranormal Activity

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments · 2012, Day 25 - Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity

It was the best of movies, it was the worst of movies.
This is the tale of two movies. Both are in theaters now.
One film reportedly cost somewhere between $200,000,000 and $260,000,000 to produce.
The other film reportedly cost somewhere around $10,000 to produce.
One movie featured just four people and one set.
The other movie featured [...]

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Day 24 – Aristotle Surprises Me

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters, Day 24 - Aristotle Surprises Me

Part of my 30-day adventure is to read through the book Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters by Michael Tierno. There are 33 chapters in the book and 30 days in which to read them. That’s one of the reasons why I picked this book; that, and it’s compelling analysis of Aristotle’s Poetics.
I’ve read 23 chapters [...]

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Days 11-22 – Holiday, Clients…and Life!

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Days 11-22 - Holiday, Illusion Suite, Progressive Metal, Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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