The director hates it and the studio hates it. In a nutshell, this is BABYLON A.D. with Vin Diesel, a sci-fi dystopia which is in some ways similar to CHILDREN OF MEN.

In all truth I never had this urge to watch BABYLON A.D. although I somehow like Vin Diesel for his work in PITCH BLACK and XXX. Well, destiny in the form of a sneak preview can be funny sometimes. While at first I had this I-don’t-want-to-watch-it feeling, it turned out to be a great let’s-look-at-what-went-wrong-here thing, thanks to my gained knowledge about screenwriting.

Learning screenwriting for my 3D animated short A ROBOT’S DREAM was in many ways a great experience so far. Not the writing itself – this one sucks in many ways – but reading books

TALK TO ME and the constant conflict in its story

by Gunther Heinrich, 5 Feb 2008 in Analyses

(Spoilers ahead)

It seems to pay that I have read several books about screenwriting several times, especially STORY by Robert McKee. Because, while watching TALK TO ME, I suddenly switched to my Analysze Mode and realized that this movie is a constant ongoing conflict on many levels.

The Movie

Okay, what is TALK TO ME? TALK TO ME (2007) is a drama/biography that tells the true story of Petey Greene, a successful and popular radio show host during the 60s and 70s who once was an ex-con. Although it might sound cheesy a little bit this movie is nevertheless really good. Besides the interesting characters and the ongoing sparks of humor it is the constant conflict that sets this movie apart.

TALK TO ME, STORY and the use of conflict

Well, anyone who reads STORY …