July 11, 2012

theparisreview:

The Elements of Style, as rap video.

March 8, 2012
"I try to take the point of view of the character, so you’re in their world. I try to be empathetic to them, because why would you care about connecting with a character unless you can see things from their point of view. I can see how it’s easier to be sympathetic for a less spoiled, privileged person."

— Sofia Coppola, on connecting to the characters in her movies (via cinematicstyle)

(Source: salon.com, via fuckyeahdirectors)

January 19, 2012
"Storytelling is inherently dangerous. Consider a traumatic event in your life. Think about how you experienced it. Now think about how you told it to someone a year later. Now think about how you told it for the hundredth time. It’s not the same thing. Most people think perspective is a good thing: you can figure out characters arcs, you can apply a moral, you can tell it with understanding and context. But this perspective is a misrepresentation: it’s a reconstruction with meaning, and as such bears little resemblance to the event. The other thing that happens is adjustment. You find out which part of the story works, which part to embellish, which to jettison. You fashion it. Your goal is to be entertaining. This is true for a story told at a dinner party, and it’s true for stories told through movies. Don’t let anyone tell you what a story is, what it needs to include. As an experiment, write a non-story. It will have a chance of being different."

— Charlie Kaufman in Why I Wrote “Being John Malkovich”

December 29, 2011

(Source: heyoscarwilde, via nevver)

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August 9, 2011
Woah, a guy I know made this and I was just thinking about it earlier today. Weird how the internet recycles itself. I still think his font rendering is messed up and that he should fix it though… he never listens to me.

Woah, a guy I know made this and I was just thinking about it earlier today. Weird how the internet recycles itself. I still think his font rendering is messed up and that he should fix it though… he never listens to me.

(Source: leffjakin, via emmyc)

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