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The Understory in “Lawrence of Arabia”

By Steven Pressfield |

What is Lawrence of Arabia REALLY about? And how does this deeper story inform and shape the surface drama of the film? 

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It Ain’t Stealing if it Twists

By Steven Pressfield |

We’ve been examining over the past few posts how the disparate story elements came together into the finished product that became A Man at Arms. Last week we talked about a “Vulnerable Character”— specifically the mute, feral young girl, Ruth—and how she proved to be the emotional heart of the story.

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Lawrence of Arabia’s Private Moment

By Steven Pressfield |

Can you stand one more post about Private Moments?

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Show ’em where the bullets strike

By Steven Pressfield |

I never realized till I worked on movie sets that it’s not the director who shoots most of the action stuff. It’s the Second Unit Director. (Not always, but most of the time.)

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“Get to true identity” is not always happy

By Steven Pressfield |

Last week we explored the story concept of

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