Searching for articles to clean up from my old Story Fanatic site to add to this one I stumbled across an astonishing fact: Apparently I have been writing about story and story structure for ten years now.
Didn't realize it had been that long.
I do remember growing frustrated with writing about animation on my Seward Street and wondering if I might have a thing or two to say about story. You can only blog so long about squash and stretch and how great Disney animator Milt Kahl is before you grow tired of the whole affair.
Story is a completely different beast. It's an unending terribly fascinating ride that I know will not end until I do. Hope that's OK with you.
For laughs, here is my first "in-depth" analysis of Spielberg's take on War of the Worlds. This was my first (all the way back in 2005) and I remember being so nervous about posting my opinion in public.
Today I have no problem speaking my mind.
I could have sworn I wrote something a bit longer than this. If I find it I'll post it.
Is it sad to say that I saw this film in Spielberg's private screening room on the Universal lot...and hated it? The screening room was awesome, but the movie had that Deus Ex Machina ending that I can't stand. The popcorn was good though.