• Donnie Darko
    Films/Movies/Cinema,  General

    Donnie Darko: Cult Film Or Trying Too Hard?

    SPOILER ALERT: PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FILM. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS DETAILED DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF THE PLOT. “The three acts are separated by two ‘plot points’: events that thrust the plot in a new direction, leading into a new act of the screenplay. While the ‘Midpoint’ is a point approximately halfway through the film where the main character reaches his/her lowest point and seems farthest from fulfilling the need or objective. And finally the ‘Climax’ when the plot reaches its maximum tension and has resolution, one way or another.” (Syd Field, Screenplay and…

  • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
    Books,  Literary,  Reviews

    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book review)

    I’d bought Water for Elephants over a year ago but with the ongoing Masters the time to read it finally came just over a month ago. This isn’t a book I’m going to be raving about in terms of the wait having been worth it, and yet it is one I certainly enjoyed. It is a tale told in flashback. Our narrator, Jacob Jankowski is in an old age home reminiscing about the time he ran away to join a circus. The 23 year old Polish American had left his veterinarian studies right before graduation after the death of his…

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