Steven Pressfield Blog
Far from Heaven (2002) is not an all-time great movie, but I confess I love it. Almost entirely for the ending, which to me is devastating.
The obstacles that the hero confronts In Act Two can’t arise willy-nilly from everywhere and nowhere. They must originate from a single source—the villain.
We’ve been saying over the past couple of weeks that the dramatic arcs of many, many novels and movies can be seen as simply
True, there are wonderful stories that end with one character declaring (on the nose, as they say in Hollywood), “I love you.”
“Shut up and deal.” “Would it kill you one time to put on a dress?” “Walter, you’re all washed up.”
Have you seen Elizabeth Gilbert’s 19-million-view TED talk, “Your Elusive Creative Genius?”
I believe that Bruce Springsteen’s musical creations existed before he ever picked up a guitar or sat down at a piano.
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