If you don’t know what atmosphere is, you might have a hard time deciding how you want your own story to feel. Creating atmosphere is important and it can set the tone of your story. If you feel like your writing has been lacking something, you should begin to think…
Is hispanic consider POC like us black people?
There are latinx of color.
Why’d you correct them to say latinx???
Is there a difference? i’ve never heard my hispanic (well) friends call themselves that…
I’ve read and learned that hispanic is a term that is connected to colonialism and imperialism, while latino, latina, etc are terms that are independent of that (I think I got that rigth) and inclusive to all genders (latinx).
Its definitely not something everyone identifies with, and for good reason, but i think the simplest explanation would be:
HIspanic denotes a sense of community and heritage through connection to Spain
While Latinx denotes a sense of community and heritage through the shared connection of survival from the colonization of Spain
These terms are especially flawed when it comes to groups that were colonized by other groups, France, Portugal, England etc., but still in what is considered “Latin America.”
A Beautiful Mind (2001) - Alicia Nash, a non-fictional woman from El Salvador - Played by a white actress.
Stuck (2007) - Brandi Boski, based on a non-fictional black women named Chante Jawan Mallard - Played by a white actress (with cornrows).
30 Days of…
Films for (and staring) Young Girls of Colour
Wadjda | Bend it Like Beckham | Hula Girls
Whale Rider | Our Song | Rabbit Proof Fence
Lilkee | Pariah | Bumm Bumm Bole
Balak-Palak | Children of Heaven | How She Move
Quinceanera | Sherina’s Adventures | Before Your Eyes
Sister Act 2 | Real Women Have Curves | Nobody Knows
The Heart of the Game | Mad Hot Ballroom | Crooklyn
Anita & Me | Akeelah and the Bee | Girl in Progress
WRITING PROMPT WEDNESDAY
Write about strawberry milk. Be it an obsession, dislike, a description- anything goes.
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Panorama at Main Beach, Surfers Paradise. The clouds are amazing today.
- Rian Johnson
Good advice for writers in general.
And in life as well.(via dogandbutterfly)
- Get your notebook
- Watch a movie
- Make a hashmark for every thing that HAPPENS
- Open your screenplay
- Repeat step 3
- An action that pushes the story forward. Pro tip: Look for verbs.
- Emily asks for a divorce
- Molly smashes a photo of Cal and Emily,…
Interesting approach. Will try one day.
On writing - How to structure a one-hour drama
When I first started writing television scripts, I had zero idea how to structure a story. I was good at dialogue and character, but how was I supposed to take all that talking and charactering and turn it into television? All I’d ever written for was the stage and all my characters ever did was talk. But TV needs to have a story.
So I did what nerds do: I tried to find an answer by reading a lot of books. Unfortunately, none of the many books I read could give me the equivalent of SAVE THE CAT for television. SAVE THE CAT distills 75+ years of story theory into one formula that more or less captures how any good movie script should look. Now, I’m of the opinion that Hollywood has become overly reliant on the STC formula, but it’s an excellent place to start and certainly not something that anyone but the most seasoned professionals should ever seriously consider deviating from.
Eventually, I realized that the answer was right in front of me the whole time: the SAVE THE CAT for televisions is… SAVE THE CAT. The SAVE THE CAT film structure fits VERY neatly with TV structure, it’s just that the act breaks are in slightly different places.
Here, then, is SAVE THE CAT appropriated for TV drama. I’m writing it out because if I’d had it when I was first starting, it could have saved me a lot of frustrating trial and error.