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Justice and Retribution
Can we give up cancel culture and adopt restorative and transformative justice?
The Cultural Background of “Attack on Titan”
I tried to stay away from political topics on this blog and tried to focus on the topic of writing. But I make an exception here because it ties in with all the things I have written in the past about writing across cultures. I have said that writing in English as a second language … Continue reading The Cultural Background of “Attack on Titan”
The Strange Story Arc of the Star Wars Saga
When the first Star Wars movie was released, its financial success was about as predictable as that of the first Harry Potter book. Nobody expected a big success. In fact, George Lucas was so sure of the movie's failure that he skipped the opening gala and took a vacation in Hawaii to ease the pain … Continue reading The Strange Story Arc of the Star Wars Saga
One Marvelous Scene: a blog post
An essay about my favorite scene from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Wakanda Fascination and Killmonger’s Logic
One of the better cinematic experiences of recent memory is the newest addition to the Marvel Franchise Black Panther, which has a phenomenal 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The original comic book, published in 1966, is credited to have introduced the first black superhero and the movie has the distinction of being the first mainstream … Continue reading Wakanda Fascination and Killmonger’s Logic
How Bollywood Gets Away With It
If you think breaking writing "rules" will make you David Foster Wallace, you should first study how Bollywood movies break the rules.
The Strange Hero’s Journey of Tim Burton’s “Batman”
When taking licence with the structure of your story, don't pull your punches.
The reboot is the best Godzilla since 1954.
The Curse of the El Bandito
If you are thinking of producing a movie some day, remember: This is a cursed mustache.