Trying to create a supervillian? Jennie Evenson offers five ways to up your game and offers several examples of iconic supervillians such as The Joker (Heath Ledger), Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).
Jennie Evenson gives five “story hacks” from classic films. She provides five tricks from classic movies to help make your movies just as memorable and, hopefully one day, a classic.
Notes. We writers seem to have a love-hate relationship with notes. We need them to become better writers, improve our stories, and help us get over whatever block we’ve hit. But the notion of a brain other than our own saying something remotely disagreeable or giving less than a pleasant critique of the brain child we’ve spent hours creating can send our heads spinning with anxiety. Jennie Evenson provides some excellent pointers on how to receive notes like a pro. By the way, Quentin Tarantino still gets notes.
There’s reason some “old school” methods and ideas last as long as they do: because they work. Jennie Evenson at ScreenwritingU Magazine discusses techniques of creating better characters using classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, and Citizen Kane as models. Classic movies don’t become classic movies just because of the iconic faces in them. They become classics because of their memorable characters.