It’s so goddamn fucking awesome when I encounter a scene in a movie or series that is magic. It doesn’t happen too often to me but when it does I know again why I love (good) movies so much.

Until yesterday my last and best magic movie moment was the end of Pieces of April by which I almost jumped out of my seat when the scene ended up as I hoped it would. But that is no more.

Now I got a new best magic moment. And this is truly one of the most fucking bestest scenes I ever watched. Not only has the scene perfect timing accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack but it also breaks the fourth wall in an unbelievably good way and indirectly even tells us why sequels are a bad idea. Seriously, can it get any better?

I just came back from my voyage to a world full of 3D animated figures posing as humans and monsters. After some thought I can say that I liked it, nothing more, nothing less. It was nice movie but nothing I would kill for or watch again – which is really sad because it blew so many chances.

Monsters vs. Aliens (MvA), dear writers, had the chance to really gain some land against the gods called Pixar and do some extremely funny and stylish stuff but unfortunately the result fails in some ways too often.

To Disney

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Mar 2009 in The Movie & Me

Oh, Disney, what happened to you? Did you never learn from the past or grew up?

I know that after many decades you have your style you want to retain no matter what. I know you have your image of a company producing fairy tales and other kid-friendly stuff, and I know you want to stick to that. But, well, you seem so out of touch than never before.

Surprise your audience

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Sep 2008 in Analyses

Before I write something please watch this video from Thomas D, a musician you probably won’t know. It is the title “Uns trennt das Leben” aka. “Life separates us” (Lyrics in German and English are here) from the album “Lektionen in Demut” aka. “Lessons in Humility”:

Ok, now listen to the very first song of his new follow up album:

Quite a surprise isn’t it? Just when you think that this new album is almost the same in terms of depression and dark notes, he suddenly and completely switches the mood. And for me it absolutely works. I simply couldn’t stop

Do you want to know what really is embarrassing? When you think you know something although in fact you don’t.
When you follow this post by Kevin Koch and the comments, you will see that I contributed my thoughts to it. This includes my understanding of the small little word “plot”. And you know what? I screwed up. So here is the deal: you have fun reading while I start my research engine, dive into the worlds of “plot” and “story” and will try to make clear what they mean.

Story and Plot, Aristotle and Forster

On the search for the right definitions and explanations regarding “plot” and “story” Wikipedia comes to mind as it is in many ways an (not always) adequate start

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