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Storytelling is storytelling. You still play by the same narrative rules. T

Storytelling is storytelling. You still play by the same narrative rules. The technology is completely different. I don't use one piece of technology that I used when I started directing.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination

I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories - I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.

It's a leap of faith doing any serialised storytelling.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And

I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format - how it works, the device of the silent movie. It's not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of so
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I hate dream sequences in movies and T.V. shows generally for their heavy-h

I hate dream sequences in movies and T.V. shows generally for their heavy-handed symbolism and storytelling tediousness.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people

Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people would gather around, whether by the fire or at a tavern, and tell stories. One person would chime in, then another, maybe someone would repeat a story they heard already but with
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Forecasting is simply not a strength of the species we are much better with

Forecasting is simply not a strength of the species we are much better with tools and narrative storytelling.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The thing that most critics miss about Faulkner is that his famous storytel

The thing that most critics miss about Faulkner is that his famous storytelling voice is, in fact, a standard Southern storytelling voice that is typical of the Gulf Coast - Mississippi, Alabama and so on.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Storytelling is about two things it's about character and plot.

Storytelling is about two things it's about character and plot.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Statements make sense for somebody who needs advice. I’m not giving advice.

Statements make sense for somebody who needs advice. I’m not giving advice. I don’t instruct. At my best, I delight. That’s my job.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

people don't really want original stories. they want different versions of

people don't really want original stories. they want different versions of the same story. this is called meta-narrative.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When I get tired of new clunky writing, I resort to old fashioned story tel

When I get tired of new clunky writing, I resort to old fashioned story tellers, like Wilkie Collins.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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