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Any movie enthusiasts in the house?
Ever since I read Blake Snyder's Save the Cat, I have never looked at a movie the same way again. For those of you who are not familiar with Save the Cat and Blake Snyder, Blake was an amazing writing mentor in the film industry, for both novelists and screen writers.
He died unexpectedly on August 4th, 2009 but I can tell you one thing. His spirit definitely lives on. Such a genuine and beautiful soul. You can learn more about him and STC HERE and HERE
So today let's talk a little bit about movies. What do screenwriters and novelists have in common? Anybody know?
Yep. You got it. Screenwriters and novelists have one thing in common. They both strive to share an incredible story. That and most of their letters on their keyboard are worn off.
Anyways, I've recently rented a flick named LIMITLESS. Catchy title huh? It's about a writer who discovers a secret drug that allows him to have extraordinary powers. He's able to write a complete novel in a matter of days and that's just the beginning.
I'm a nut for movies based on writers. My absolute favorite is FINDING FORRESTER. If you're a writer, you HAVE to watch it. It's very inspiring and one of my favorite all-time quotes is by Forrester himself (paraphrasing here) when he brings an underprivileged kid under his wing:
You're first draft you must think with your heart. You're second draft, think with your head.
Meaning, spill your words first, then edit and revise. Words from the wise. Excellent film!
Don't you just love a great movie?
For your entertaining pleasure I've compiled a few trailers especially for you. Previews of movies that feature writers. So go and pop some popcorn, grab a box of Sugar Babies or Junior Mints (I vote for Gummy Bears), crank up the volume, and sit back and enjoy.
Question: How about you? Any favorite movies? Any based on writers?
Find your Passion. Find your courage.