Category: writer

Charlie Kaufman on Screenwriting

I found it! I haven’t actually watched it yet but I really like this guy. If anyone is still somehow making MacroCinema that is also Art, it’s him – it’s a small and shrinking club,¬†as he seems all too aware. I feel like there’s more to say about the idea of Narrative as Violence that I haven’t worked out yet…

On Boredom

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. His nesting places–the activities that are intimately associated with boredom–are already extinct in the cities and are declining in the country as well. With this the gift for listening is lost and the community of listeners disappears. For storytelling is always…

Surviving Hollywood

Fourth in the “life after film school” series (here are episodes 1, 2 and 3), Aris talks about the dysfunctional dynamics of the movie business in LA. In spite of the overt hostility of this creative environment, Aris co-wrote and produced an independent feature film in 2005/6 which is currently at an advanced stage of post-production. The story of that…