Do you want to know how to know if a movie is mediocre at best and an unimaginable pile of shit at worst? And do you want to spot it fast?

Of course there are many ways to spot one of those “bad movies” out there. You can read reviews in magazines or blogs (like mine). Or you can even read some books about the art of film-making so you spot bad movies faster than the normal movie goer.

While those approaches are all valid and good there’s one easy way that’s amazingly fast. It only takes one minute – if at all. And you don’t have to read any text beforehand.

Life really is the best source for writing

by Gunther Heinrich, 13 Nov 2008 in Creative

This title might sound like a bad joke at first because ideally, most movies are best written with real life in mind. Yet with all those bad romantic comedies with their massive amount if WTF-moments and bad horror movies it seems that many have forgotten this very obious rule.

A scene you will never see in a movie

by Gunther Heinrich, 21 Oct 2008 in Creative

EXT. FARM – NIGHT

John emerges from the eerie woods behind him, running for his life, his right arm stained in blood. The fast footsteps echo through the dead grass around him.

Frantically and gasping he searches the surroundings for something to hide. After mere seconds his eyes are glued on a shallowly lit barn which best days are long past.

As John changes his course a dark figure in farmer cloths jumps out from the woods behind him. The metal of the bloody knife is flashing as the silent figure sprints through the grass like lightning.

God dammit, Pixar!

by Gunther Heinrich, 27 Sep 2008 in Analyses Reviews

Why did you have to produce WALL•E? And why did you have to deliver such a wonderful result? And why did you have to release this movie just when I am about to create my own short movie about a small robot trying to fulfill its dreams?

Why???? Dammit!

Pixar vs. Me

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Sep 2008 in A Robot's Dream Scriptwriting

Did you think I’ve forgotten my 3D animated short movie project? Did you really think I’d forget A ROBOT’S DREAM? Did you really dare to think? Well, I can understand you completely.

It’s been almost one month since I last posted something about my beloved project and almost two months since I really put some thought into the story. Granted, much has been going on: I redesigned this site, had a bunch of real life projects to finish and went south on my personal health level for almost two weeks.

But this doesn’t mean I did nothing at all. While occupied with the other stuff I tried to give the story something “more” (which I gladly keep that vague) and realized that I might have to rework the story structure big time.

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