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Rethinking Fiction

Posted on 08 December 2010 by Derek

Just got out of a screening of a documentary called Kings of Pastry.

It wasn’t a groundbreaking film in any sense of the word, though it was quite entertaining.

What struck me most though is that I can’t remember the last film I went to that had the audience gasping so many times, that held them in genuine suspense, that had them laughing, and had at least the girl sitting next to me moved to tears.

If a documentary on pastry chefs can ride those emotions what are we doing wrong with screenwriting?

It could be time to rethink the rules.

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What I Saw – November 2010

Posted on 30 November 2010 by Derek

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From the Joke Notebook #1

Posted on 20 November 2010 by Derek

“Sometimes when I call my place ‘my house’ I fear I will give the unit an apartment complex”

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What I Saw – October 2010

Posted on 31 October 2010 by Derek

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A Classic ‘Back to the Future’ Scene 25 Years Later

Posted on 24 October 2010 by Derek

As Back to the Future celebrates it’s 25th birthday you know a Hollywood executive is imagining
a way to remake it, imagine with me
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What I Saw – September 2010 (TIFF)

Posted on 30 September 2010 by Derek

Photos of the Festival beyond the break:

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What I Saw – August 2010

Posted on 31 August 2010 by Derek

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What I Saw – Just for Laughs Festival 2010

Posted on 31 July 2010 by Derek

Photos from the Festival after the break… Continue Reading

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What I Saw – July 2010

Posted on 30 July 2010 by Derek

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You Seemed Like a Riot

Posted on 07 July 2010 by Derek

It’s summertime in Toronto and that means the city is swarming with tourists from all over the world.

Some come here to visit our museums, art gallery’s, amusement parks, beaches…

Some come here for events like  Pride, Caribana, Jazz Fest, throwing temper tantrums (and projectiles) while the world’s 20 most powerful leaders meet…

Who hasn’t fallen for a tourist from time to time? A little summer lovin’, only for them to vanish from your life.

To that end I have posted this:

(Click on image to view larger or view it at http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/mis/1830172764.html)

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