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posted on 2 Jun 2015 in Uncategorized

Do you remember Sharon Stone being interrogated by the police in Basic Instincts? Of course you do. What about Glenn Close becoming obsessive and psychotic towards Michael Douglas in Fatal Attraction? These are both classic examples of the erotic thriller cycle. You may like it or not but the truth is, from the 80s to mid-90s this […]
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posted on 3 Feb 2015 in Case Study

Following the post I wrote about the “Blake Snider Beat Sheet” aka “BS2″ on how to structure a screenplay, lets analyse one of my favourite movies: Die Hard. I saw it again a few weeks ago pencil and paper in hand trying to find how writers Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza structured the story and how accurate […]
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27 Jan 2015

Why we root for the bad guys?

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Mauricio

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posted on 27 Jan 2015 in Storytelling

What do Michael Corleone, Jack Sparrow, Patrick Bateman and Tony Montana have in common? Answer: They are all bad guys, of course. But what Im talking about is that in a weird way we somehow “care” about them… Why is that? We have, for example, a bright young man who could have been anything he […]
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posted on 13 Jan 2015 in Storytelling

I have heard about Blake Snyder’s book “Save the Cat” around 2 years ago now. It was amongst 40 other titles on my ‘Books to read’ list. When I finally bought, I devoured it in a matter of days. You will soon understand why. After a quick first read I did what I always do with […]
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posted on 17 Nov 2014 in Case Study

Far From Heaven was created as a homage to 1950s Hollywood melodramas, cinematographer Edward Lachman was nominated for an Oscar for this film. A still frame of bright red-orange leaves fills the screen as the title sequence begins. As the camera pans slowly over the block the leaves gradually turn brown. By the end of […]
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23 Apr 2014

Workaholism as a Creative Block

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Mauricio

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posted on 23 Apr 2014 in Random Thoughts

Workaholism is an addiction, and like all addictions it blocks our creative energy. If we’re too busy to write a play, to finish that paint, to take that sailing class, or to shoot that film, we’re probably too busy to listen to our creative inner voice. Most of the times we think we don’t have any […]
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posted on 1 Oct 2013 in Exhibitions

Now is the turn for the “Night Ghost Stories” to be showcased. After a quick time on the windows of my studio for the Manly Arts Festival 2013. It’s time to wrap again this series and send it to the Australian capital for another exhibition. Tuggeranong Arts Centre Community Cultural Inclusion Program will present the […]
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10 Jun 2013

The Power of Colour

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Mauricio

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posted on 10 Jun 2013 in Random Thoughts

Colour influences our choices, our opinions and our emotional state. Our feelings of euphoria or rage, calm or agitation can be intensified or subdued by the colours in our environment. Each colour affects us uniquely. Even the slightest variation of a single colour can have a profound influence on our behaviour. This is powerful information […]
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