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The Importance of the Ending and the Case of The Servant (1963) - News

Since they appeared on the planet, human beings have always felt the need to find a sense in their lives and they’ve expressed this necessity through a number of different forms of art, from cave paintings, to music and literature. In fiction, writers have worked out a way to make sense of their characters’ lives […]

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Writing for Film and Writing for TV: Adapting Sherlock Holmes - News

Some of the best writing is happening in television.  With new networks like Netflix and Amazon hungry for quality content, there’s never been a more exciting time to get into TV Writing. In fact more and more writers work in both film and TV, either simultaneously or at different phases in their careers. Nevertheless, not […]

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Facing grief: a comparison between “Lourdes” and “Million Dollar Baby” - News

“She’s not asking for God’s help, she’s asking for mine!” “She’s not asking for God’s help, she’s asking for mine!” boxing trainer Frankie Dunn, main character of Million Dollar Baby (2004), answers his priest Father Horvak when the former asks the latter for some advice about how he should handle his junior athlete Maggie’s delicate situation. This […]

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What is the future of media? - News

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” -T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, Burnt Norton-

This picture sounds surprisingly suitable to describe an emerging trend in modern society when it comes to media consumption. In other words, people escape boredom (distraction) by plunging into (getting “distracted”) media content (“distraction”). Social media consumption is evolving due to technological advances and people are increasingly making time to consume easily accessible media content in innovative ways.

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China: the super tank - News

“You don’t pull a super tank around without any collateral damage. Overall the tank will shift but there will be some side effects”. This is how Jonathan Geldart, author of the book Inside the Middle Kingdom and Executive Director of Greater China, Grant Thornton International defines the implications of the some of the changes the Chinese society is currently going through.

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Screenwriting techniques and style in “The devil wears Prada” and in “Pas de deux” - News

“Everybody wants to be us” Miranda Priestly says to her assistant Andrea Sachs, a moment before getting off the car and being surrounded by photographers and journalists. This remark perfectly sums up not only the theme tackled in the film The Devil wears Prada, that is to say personal identity and the way we want to live our lives, but also the fashion editor’s own opinion about the matter.

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