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‘All Screenwriting Books Are Bulls — ’ and Other Tips on Making Hollywood Blockbusters From Brian Koppelman, Six Seconds At A Time (Updated!)

Brian Koppelman's Six Second Screenwriting lessons on Vine are great for anyone who aspires to any sort of creative work — I know they've helped me with mine — so I'm transcribing them here. As of May 2015, there are more than 300.
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How Jim Carrey’s father, an accountant, inspired him to follow his dreams

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
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The World’s First Post About the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale

And by 'first' I mean five billionth. I'm not doing a whole recap or anything. This is going to be short and sweet. I don't think we've ever seen a comedy as creative and as risk-taking as HIMYM.
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‘The Mommy Observation’ Examination

Examining an incredible moment from the "Big Bang Theory" episode, where humanity wins over both science and religion.
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Heisserer: How to write and pitch movies in Hollywood.

Writer and director Eric Heisserer, pictured below with Paul Walker while making HOURS, tweeted a lot the other day about writing and pitching movies. Here's what he had to say. It was great. (Featuring cameos from other writers and filmmakers he replied to and/or retweeted.)
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Appreciating ‘THE GREY’

Going deep on the modern classic, which is way more than Liam Neeson punching wolves—and exploring how God might feel about Neeson cussing him out.
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One of the biggest risks we’ll take in our lives

Here are a couple (of many) of really great quotes from the Philip Seymour Hoffman tribute video that I posted last week, including arguably his greatest quote from any of his movies.
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On Philip Seymour Hoffman

A tribute. And an exploration of one of the biggest risks we'll take in our lives.
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Stanley Kubrick didn’t do drugs.

I think a lot of young strivers think drugs like LSD, coke, mushrooms, etcetera, are things worth using, or something they even need to rely on. You hear all kinds of stories about people like Stephen King and Hunter S. Thompson and Steve Jobs using stuff like LSD to enhance their creativity. But. You don't...
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Toy Story: The True Story of Andy’s Mom

From Jon Negroni at moviepilot.com: Andy’s mom has always been a bit of an enigma. In the first Toy Story, we barely even saw her face. That’s all fine because throughout the movies, the real focus has been on Andy and the love he has for those toys. But this is Pixar, and it stands to reason...
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The SneedCast Episode 001: Jorma Taccone

I talk with Jorma Taccone about how he made it in Hollywood, and more fun stuff.
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A conversation with Jorma Taccone

Jorma Taccone (center) was cool enough to hop on the phone with me for more than an hour last week.
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