Category Archives: THREE CENTS

[THREE CENTS] Desert Island Discs

Back when I was in college, last century or so ago, Tower Records, well… they still existed to start with. And while existing, they also put out a free monthly music magazine called Pulse! In addition to the interesting words … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Reboots, Remakes, and Sequels, Oh My

People like to criticize Hollywood for a lack of creativity, but Reboots, Remakes, and Sequels have been around as long as stories themselves. Hell, even the ancient Romans remade Aphrodite as Venus. So to suggest that they’re inherently bad is … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Sounds Like… A Different Band Entirely

A few months ago I was listening to the radio and heard a new song I was sure was by the Arctic Monkeys, or at the very least a solo tune by the lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys. Turns … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] What Now?

If there ever was a point where a question felt most appropriate, it’s today. What now? Not where are you going to find toilet paper, or how best to hide from your children, or whether you’re more of a “summer” … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Thanks for “Nothing”

Pursuing a career as a working screenwriter is challenging at best. And maintaining an existing one is no walk in the park either. More like a walk through broken glass (while also eating it). There can be days – years … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] The 10 Day Movie Challenge

So if you have the internet, you’ve probably seen this “challenge” over the past few months (years?) on Facebook. Maybe participated yourself. I was twice “nominated” (thanks Charlie Unger and Tim Bogart), but hadn’t taken the bait. Yet. The task … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] The Coffee Conundrum and How to Fix it

I enjoy coffee.  Like a lot of people (the ones I can relate to, anyway), I need coffee to remain upright, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. I also enjoy breakfast.  Probably too much.  Highlights of my weekend are Saturday and … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Responsibility to Your Audience

As writers, most of us work to create scripts with compelling stories, three-dimensional characters, and authentic-sounding dialogue.  But what else should be on our checklist? After all, screenplays – and the resulting movies, television, and web content – aren’t designed … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Owning Star Wars

There might be a spoiler or two in here, but seriously – if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi by now, I have to think you don’t really care.  So let’s get on with it… When I first saw Star Wars as … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] But Does It Hold Up?

Back in college, I started compiling a list of my favorite movies.  I was in film school, so watching, studying, and (over) analyzing movies was a considerably large part of my life. I’ve been much less active in filling out … Continue reading

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