Kirk smashes all of these systems – a sort of humanistic not-this, not-that ritual declaring a kind of heroic autonomy for the human individual.
A collection of mini reviews of neo-noir pictures and shows released within the last year.
TV Apocalypse from Fragile Dignity on Vimeo.
Will Hunting belongs on the couch. Superman not so much…
“Don’t let my white duds and pleasant demeanor fool you.”
What The Player is able to do is hold up the formal structure of a story without actual content. It anticipates the audience holds that form together in their minds. Whether innate and archetypal, or structurally etched into our minds by years of Aristotelian plotting and three-act structure, the form of story itself is most of the battle creating story.
The thing is, and it’s puzzling why few admit this, that if the audience gets the ending they are anticipating, they’re always disappointed.