Monthly Archives: January 2013

Good Will Ganache

This week saw BBC2 broadcasting four special episodes of The Great British Bake Off, featuring various celebrity contestants, in aid of Comic Relief. I don’t know what it is about this show, but I watched the last series out of … Continue reading

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Home Of The Brave (And Of The Dead)

The screenwriting book I’m working through at the moment claims that aspiring writers should focus on knocking out scripts for TV shows rather than films, because there’s more space to be filled in the TV schedules, and therefore more of … Continue reading

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Or Bust?

The opening scenes of Monte Carlo (2011), starring super-cute Selena Gomez, suggest that it’s going to be quite a grounded, bitter-sweet comedy about two sparring step-sisters growing closer while tooling around Paris on a parent-free trip… but then when they … Continue reading

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The Thrill Kiss Kult

Screenwriting books insist that you should never switch genres halfway through a script, because you run the risk of confusing and annoying your audience. I don’t have a problem with that sort of track-switching in theory… but I usually end … Continue reading

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