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Meetup details changed: Meet to socialize and discuss Write Club - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Write-Cl­ub/events/220991409/ When : Sunday, March 29,[masked]:00 PM howard c. Mar 22, 2015 10:33 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here re future of write club - Wherever we meet, let Zack R. Feb 25, 2015 8:06 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here re future of write club - I am in for either one, but a bar sounds fun.  Megan Wilson Megan J. Wilson Communications Consultant / Fre Megan J. W. Feb 25, 2015 6:46 PM
Howard here re future of write club - First, I want to thank everybody for their kind responses and their words of support.  I then want to apologize for not responding sooner.  To say the least, I wasn't feeling well for more than a week.  I got a cold that is going around and I just c howard c. Feb 25, 2015 9:14 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Write Club - Unfortunately, the 'contribution' button didn't work the last time I tried it, which was a couple of months ago. I suggest we postpone Write C RICHARD Feb 23, 2015 8:49 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Write Club - Yahoo seems to have updated itself. Whomsoever get Mike S. Feb 23, 2015 12:54 AM
RE: [Write-Club] Write Club - I've received great help from Write Club, and hopefully repa Eric S. Feb 22, 2015 9:43 PM
Re: [Write-Club] I think the future of Write Club is stronger than you think!!!!!!! - Wow - what an eye opener - Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 22, 2015, at 9:05 PM, William Murray wrote: > > I think you missed the point to my email Alan! It wasn't to trying get Writeclub members to join another group, it was to g Frank S. Feb 22, 2015 9:17 PM
I think the future of Write Club is stronger than you think!!!!!!! - I think you missed the point to my email Alan! It wasn't to trying get Writeclub members to join another group, it was to get Writeclub members to encourage Howard to keep Writeclub going by telling him all of us who run writers groups have low points. An William M. Feb 22, 2015 9:05 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Write Club - Hey writers (No beginners please) We have room for a few good scribes at our ongoing 30 year writers group  WRITERS BLOC INK in the Palisades (No charge) Alt Tues - 7:pm where we read/crit writer's wo Alan A. Feb 22, 2015 2:04 PM
Howard Casner here follow up to last e-mail - First, I want to thank everyone for their responses and their kind words.  I haven't responded yet because I've been very under the weather this last week.  I have a cold that exhausts me and is taking its time going away.  I should feel better in a howard c. Feb 21, 2015 8:19 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - One idea is we all read the script that becomes OSCAR BEST SCREENPLAY, and meet around that sometime in near future. Just a thoug Tony Feb 21, 2015 12:21 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - I like this plan.I'm excited to be a part of it. Mike S. Feb 20, 2015 12:06 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - I never got to come to a meeting having only recently jo Andrew P. Feb 20, 2015 11:01 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - I am sorry to hear that. I really applaud you Howard for your hard work in keep in the group as long as you did.  You always had great insights. Best, Richard On Feb 19,[masked]:03 AM, "Zack Richardson" RICHARD Feb 20, 2015 10:33 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Tony and all, Zack R. Feb 19, 2015 8:02 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Hey Howard and Folks, I never attended but followed Howard's posts. I'd be up for a "farewell" new meet some time Tony Feb 19, 2015 12:39 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - That sounds like a great idea to me, Chai! On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:40 PM, Chai Ta < [address removed] > Derek Feb 18, 2015 11:53 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Write Club - Wow!!!! How sad to hear this news. Let's all give howard some love and maybe we can change his mind. Don't be discouraged! All of us who run writer's groups on meetup go through the low points of attendance. I know in my group there were several William M. Feb 18, 2015 9:28 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Howard, what do you think about doing one last meetup as a "farewell party" of sorts? Maybe we organize it at a bar one night next week? And also invite other friends in the industry (directors, actors, producers, DPs, etc) as wel Chai T. Feb 18, 2015 8:38 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Write Club - Me too. I just left my job to write fulltime a month ago and was looking forward to being involved. Any chance you could just change it to once a month? That might prevent burnout... Megan W On Megan J. W. Feb 18, 2015 6:47 PM
Write Club - Ah this sucks. I just joined the group, last month and was wondering why there were no upcoming meetings listed. Well Howard, I enjoyed the one meeting I was able to attend. I liked how you started the meeting (with th Tay Feb 18, 2015 6:35 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Sorry to hear this Howard. Thank you for all your effort! All the best! Patrick. On Feb 18, 2015, at Patrick M Feb 18, 2015 1:21 PM
RE: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Thanks for your time and input, Howard. I Eric R. Feb 18, 2015 1:20 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Sorry to see it end Howard and that I couldn't attend more meetings.  Wishing you all the best,  Katherine On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM, howard ca Katherine B. Feb 18, 2015 1:03 PM
Re: [Write-Club] Future of Write Club - Howard, Thank you so much for your efforts. I only recently began attending (prior to November), hit maybe four or five of the script reads, and benefited tremendously. Good luck in future endeavors and perhaps we'll re-connect at other venues. B Bob H. Feb 18, 2015 12:10 PM
Future of Write Club - I've been trying to reach the organizer of Write Club, but haven't heard back yet, but I think it's time to send out this notice.  I think that Write Club has finally reached its end.  It had a good run and I think it has helped a lot of writers.  B howard c. Feb 18, 2015 10:41 AM
Howard here with review of A Most Violent Year and Mommy - AND THE VIOLENT BEAR IT AWAY: My take on the movies A Most Violent Year and Mommy http://ow.ly/IyTJM How you feel about A Most Violent Year, the new neo-noir written and directed by J.C. Chandor, will probably depend on how you feel about the central howard c. Feb 5, 2015 10:29 AM
Howard here with review of Black Sea and Winter Sleep - HERMAN MELVILLE IN A SUB and CHEKHOV IN TURKEY: My take on the movies Black Sea and Winter Sleep http://ow.ly/IgMTe After WWII, Germany was being fought over by the Western Powers (England, France and the U.S.) and the Russians. They ended up splitt howard c. Jan 31, 2015 10:32 AM
Howard here with review of Little Accidents, Appropriate Behavior, Son of a Gun - CHARACTER CHIAROSCURO: My take on the movies Little Accidents, Appropriate Behavior and Son of a Gun http://ow.ly/I6DKW Three movies have opened recently that are driven by characters studies, even in the case of the one that is also driven by a priso howard c. Jan 28, 2015 11:11 AM
Howard here with new Hey We All Had To Start Somewhere - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE an interview with screenwriter/director/producer­ and author of Jug Face, Chad Crawford Kinkle http://ow.ly/HXLq0 This is the next post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web serie howard c. Jan 26, 2015 9:12 AM
Howard here with new essay on what I think screenwriters should be doing - THE FUTURE IS NOW: A PRETENTIOUS ESSAY FOR SCREENWRITERS http://ow.ly/HSxSQ This is a somewhat pretentious essay about what I think screenwriters should be doing to further their careers now based on my observations of the state of the art these day howard c. Jan 24, 2015 11:25 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here with review of Paddington - Looking forward to seeing the movie since Paddington story was very popular when I lived in England g Serita S. Jan 22, 2015 10:03 AM
Howard here with review of Paddington - THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING: My take on the movie Paddington http://ow.ly/HLY6U The opening scenes from Paddington, the new film about the eponymous English toy bear called, well, Paddington, appropriately enough, has some incredibly gorgeous and howard c. Jan 22, 2015 9:21 AM
Howard here with the new Hey We All Had To Start Somewhere - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE an interview with screenwriter/director/producer­ and author of Rails & Ties, Micky Levy http://ow.ly/HA9Xm This is the third post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, howard c. Jan 19, 2015 10:52 AM
Howard here with review of Beloved Sisters and Predestination - REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: My take on the movies Beloved Sisters and Predestination http://ow.ly/HA2a7 Beloved Sisters is the story of a sorta, kinda love triangle between the great playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller (one of the dramaturges from howard c. Jan 19, 2015 10:17 AM
Howard here with reviews of Selma and Big Eyes - LAST BUT NOT LEAST: My take on the movies Selma and Big Eyes http://ow.ly/HrNz4 The title of these reviews is called Last But Not Least because Big Eyes and Selma are the final two movies I’m going to include under my 2014 reviews. After this, all howard c. Jan 16, 2015 9:46 AM
Howard here with my next interview with produced screenwriters - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE an interview with writer/director/producer/podca­ster Hilliard Guess http://ow.ly/HcOmr This is the next post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, television assignment, e howard c. Jan 12, 2015 1:42 PM
The Feather and The Dead Letter Offfice have been uploaded for the next meeting - The two files for the next meeting (The Feather and The Dead Letter Office) are now uploaded.  They can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Jan 10, 2015 8:49 AM
The Howies of the best films of 2014 - THE HOWIES or THE BEST IN FILM 2014 http://ow.ly/H5cdY Well, it’s that time of the year again, when lists must be made to give meaning to all the time spent going to movies the year before rather than doing things like joining Doctors Without Border howard c. Jan 9, 2015 2:31 PM
Follow up to last message, change of plans - Since I have two short pieces I'm planning to enter into contests, I thought I would bring those in for one last look.  So belay my previous message and I'll be uploading The Dead Letter Office and The Feather by this weekend.  Thanks. howard c. Jan 8, 2015 9:46 AM
IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR NEXT MEETING: - At this point we don't have an entry for the next meeting.  We can do several things: I can upload a screenplay from a movie that's been made and we can discuss it and/or we can have another meeting where people can bring in loglines, ideas, summaries howard c. Jan 8, 2015 9:22 AM
Howard here with review of '71 and Unbroken - JACK OF ALL TRADES: My takes on Jack O’Connell and the movies ’71 and Unbroken http://ow.ly/GWO1A I think I’m glad I wasn’t at Jack O’Connell’s home for the holidays this season. What an amazing year he’s had. He first became well kn howard c. Jan 7, 2015 9:58 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here with review of American Sniper - Zack R. Jan 3, 2015 7:12 AM
Howard here with review of American Sniper - MAN AT WAR or THE CERTAINTY PRINCIPLE: My take on the movie American Sniper http://ow.ly/GHTDS Every war has its heroes who are used to symbolize the conflict and try and bring it meaning in some way. The Great War had Sgt. Alvin C. York…The Secon howard c. Jan 2, 2015 9:01 AM
Howard here with latest blog entry on variations on screenplay structure part five-miscellaneous - MY LATEST BLOG ENTRY: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Variations on structural engineering and storytelling when it comes to screenplays http://ow.ly/GFyHV PART FIVE: Miscellaneous We have now come to the last entry on my series of essays concerning a howard c. Jan 1, 2015 9:03 AM
Howard here with review of The Interview - THE ROAD TO PYONGPANG: My take on the movie The Interview http://ow.ly/GEfT6 About a third of the way through the new, and unexpectedly controversial comedy, The Interview, I had this odd feeling of déjà vu, as if there was something strangely famil howard c. Dec 31, 2014 11:34 AM
Howard here with review of the Hobbit and Into the Woods - FANTASY ISLANDS: My take on the movies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Into the Woods http://ow.ly/GBdcW The latest entry of The Hobbit franchise is called The Battle of the Five Armies, and I guess I have to first say that I found the t howard c. Dec 30, 2014 8:33 AM
Lily Mercer's screenplay Falling into Place now uploaded - The screenplay for our next meeting, Falling Into Place, has been uploaded and can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Dec 29, 2014 11:16 AM
Howard here with my next interview in my series of produced screenwriters - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE an interview with writer/producer Amir Ohebsion, author of Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero http://ow.ly/GxSQ4 This is the third post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, te howard c. Dec 29, 2014 8:28 AM
Howard here re next meeting--looking for someone to go - Our next meeting is Jan 4.  I'm looking for someone who wants to go for that date.  Please let me know ASAP if you can.  Thanks. howard c. Dec 24, 2014 8:56 AM
Howard here with review of Inherent Vice - THERE WILL BE WEED or THE GRASSTER: My take on the movie Inherent Vice http://ow.ly/GbrNc I’m afraid that when it comes to me, myself and writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, the honeymoon may, at last and alack, be over. I mean, this was no one howard c. Dec 19, 2014 9:52 AM
WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE: My new interview with writer/director/producer/actor­ Donald Mckinney - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE an interview with writer, actor, producer, director Donald McKinney http://ow.ly/G3Vfh This is the second post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, television assignment howard c. Dec 17, 2014 10:38 AM
Howard here with review of Still Alice and Maps to the Stars - THE MOORE THE MERRIER: My take on the movies Still Alice and Maps to the Stars and why Julianne Moore will win the Oscar this year http://ow.ly/FRQU9 Julianne Moore is destined to win the Best Actress award at the 2014 Academy Awards. It’s written howard c. Dec 14, 2014 9:59 AM
Howard here with reviews of Diplomacy, Viva la liberta and Citizenfour - POLITICAL THEATER: My take on the movies Diplomacy, Viva la Liberta and Citizenfour http://ow.ly/FKfSx Did General von Choltitz, the Nazi governor of Paris during its final days of occupation, and Raul Nording, the Swedish counsul-general, really meet howard c. Dec 11, 2014 10:19 AM
Howard here with reviews of The Babadook and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - AND THINGS THAT GO BABADOOK IN THE NIGHT: My take on the movies The Babadook and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night http://ow.ly/Fycva Two movies have opened lately that fall into the horror genre and have much in common. They both have female central howard c. Dec 8, 2014 9:46 AM
Howard here with reviews of wild tales, leviathan, human capital - FOREIGN AFFAIRS: My take on the movies Wild Tales, Leviathan and Human Capital and a finger wagging at finger waggers of the Oscar foreign language film category http://ow.ly/Ftljd I’ve been saying in a few of my reviews lately that it’s November howard c. Dec 6, 2014 10:07 AM
Howard here with next in my essay on alternative structures, this one about the use of time - MY LATEST BLOG ENTRY: http://ow.ly/FmUMD ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Variations on structural engineering and storytelling when it comes to screenplays PART THREE: SCREENPLAYS THAT USE TIME TO STRUCTURE THEIR STORY It’s been far too long a period of howard c. Dec 4, 2014 9:35 AM
Howard here with my first in a series of interviews with produced screenwriters - HEY! WE ALL HAD TO START SOMEWHERE http://ow.ly/FahIp This is the inaugural post in a series of interviews with writers who have had their first films, web series, television assignment, etc. make it to the big or small or computer screen. It is an howard c. Dec 1, 2014 9:46 AM
Howard here with review of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part I - NO MORE FUN AND HUNGER GAMES or THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: My take on the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part I http://ow.ly/F2GEf Warning: SPOILERS Okay. How to start. Well, there’s really no point in putting it off. At the risk howard c. Nov 28, 2014 9:35 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here with my 100 greatest films of all times - some good choices. Howard Casner 1845 Wilcox Los Angeles, CA 90028 [masked] http://howardc howard c. Nov 27, 2014 11:44 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here with my 100 greatest films of all times - What about Badlands and In Cold Blood? Sent from my iPhone On Nov 27, 2014, at 10:13 AM, howard casner < Frank S. Nov 27, 2014 11:36 AM
Re: [Write-Club] Howard here with my 100 greatest films of all times - Knowing you and your opinions on films I have downloaded this list and will consider it a list of must sees before I die. I must admit I was shocked by your top three, and you picked hitchcock form the 40s over rear window and north by northwest, althoug William M. Nov 27, 2014 10:37 AM
Howard here with my 100 greatest films of all times - A PERONSAL LIST OF MY 100 GREATEST FILMS http://ow.ly/EZOu2 I created this list for a group I use to meet with to discuss movies. Since I went to all the trouble to create it, I thought I would share it. First, some explanations and qualification howard c. Nov 27, 2014 10:13 AM
Howard here with reviews of Mr. Turner, Saint Laurent and The Theory of Everything - REEL MEN, REAL MEN, PART TWO: My take on the movies Mr. Turner, Saint Laurent and The Theory of Everything http://ow.ly/ERHIK I continue now with my reviews of the sudden spate of movies based on real people that are arriving late in the year because, howard c. Nov 25, 2014 7:58 AM
Chipping in - I was recently made aware of a button to the left on the write club site called CHIP IN.  It's a way to contribute and pay for the write club site on meetup.com.  I'd never seen it  before so I don't know how long it's been there, but those of you m howard c. Nov 23, 2014 9:55 AM
Howard here with reviews of Big Hero 6 and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - WHAT HAPPENED TO ONE THROUGH FIVE: My take on the movies Big Hero 6 and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya http://ow.ly/EKpeH I’m sure you’ve heard the old joke, the one about the guy who said, “I’m not going to see Henry V because I haven’t s howard c. Nov 23, 2014 9:30 AM
Howard here with reviews of Foxcatcher, Rosewater and The Imitation Game - REEL MEN, REAL MEN, PART ONE: My take on the movies Foxcatcher, Rosewater and The Imitation Game http://ow.ly/EFHex It’s November, which means we few, we happy few, we band of brothers, are fast approaching awards season, which in turn means distrib howard c. Nov 21, 2014 8:25 AM
Howard here with reviews of Dear White People and The Way He Looks - MINORITY REPORT: My take on the movies Dear White People, The Way He Looks and the “other” in movies http://ow.ly/ExyID Those who make films that appeal to niche markets in some way (by niche, I mean specific audiences of some sort: gay, black, Hi howard c. Nov 19, 2014 8:47 AM
Howard here with reviews of Two Days One Night, Clouds of Silas Maria, Gett - WORKING WOMEN: My take on three AFI movies Two Days One Night, The Clouds of Silas Maria and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem http://ow.ly/EhypT I have been attending the AFI film festival and have seen three films with female leads and have notice howard c. Nov 14, 2014 8:59 AM
World on a String has been uploaded - Lily's World on a String has been uploaded for the next meeting and can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Nov 12, 2014 2:30 PM
Howard here with review of Nightrawler, Force Majeure and Listen Up Philip - HEARTS OF DARKNESS: My take on the movies Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, and Listen Up Philip http://ow.ly/E4j5H After my friend and I left our screening of Nightcrawler, the new L.A. based neo-noir starring a somewhat gaunt and coyote looking Jake Gyll howard c. Nov 10, 2014 9:33 AM
Howard here with review of Interstellar - ONE HOSPITABLE PLANET DOWN…8.8 BILLION TO GO: My take on the movie Interstellar http://ow.ly/E0rXb I had a very disturbing thought after watching Interstellar, the new thinking man’s sci-fi blockbuster by the Nolan brothers, Jonathan and Christoph howard c. Nov 8, 2014 9:08 AM
Howard here with reviews of Horns and St. Vincent - THE DEVIL MADE HIM DO IT: My take on the movies Horns and St. Vincent http://ow.ly/DYr6s Horns, the new supernatural, fantasy, horror, neo-noir written by Keith Bunin and directed by Alexandre Aja, has a clever, if not neat, little concept. A young howard c. Nov 7, 2014 8:46 AM
Wrong time, it's at 2:00 pm, not 7:00 - Sorry, guys.  I hit the wrong button for the next meeting.  It's at 2:00 pm, not 7:00 pm. howard c. Nov 6, 2014 11:29 AM
Howard here with review of Birdman - MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN: My take on the movie Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) http://ow.ly/DW0dC Michael Keaton’s career has been what I would call somewhat unusual. He hit his stride early with the movie Beetlejuice howard c. Nov 6, 2014 10:00 AM
Howard here with reviews of The Homesman, Wild and Miss Julie - WOMEN GONE WILD: my take on the movies The Homesman, Wild and Miss Julie http://ow.ly/DKg7S It’s November, which means it’s that time of year: Oscar season is officially open. Ducks are now safe, but theater goers? Not so much maybe. The season i howard c. Nov 3, 2014 9:13 AM
Howard here with review of Whiplash - AND THE RHYTHM OF LIVE IS A POWERFUL BEAT: My take on the movie Whiplash http://ow.ly/Dw5uZ Jerome Robbins was one of the greatest choreographers and director in theater. But he was almost universally hated and it’s hard to find anyone who had a ni howard c. Oct 29, 2014 8:12 AM
Howard here with reviews of The Judge and The Blue Room - MOVIE MURDER MOST FOUL: My take on the movies The Judge and The Blue Room http://ow.ly/D3ePU In the opening scene of The Judge, the new courtroom cum father/son we hate each other so much we love each other drama, defense attorney Hank Palmer (the kin howard c. Oct 20, 2014 11:08 AM
Howard here with reviews of Pride and Lilting - IT TAKES A VILLAGE PEOPLE: My take on the movies Pride and Lilting http://ow.ly/CWRbp Pride, or as I call it, the next working class movie from England that will be adapted into a Broadway musical (following in the proud footsteps—and in one case, h howard c. Oct 17, 2014 3:15 PM
Howard here with latest blog entry on variations on screenplay structure part three - MY LATEST BLOG ENTRY: http://ow.ly/CSjm1 ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Variations on structural engineering and storytelling when it comes to screenplays PART THREE: SURREALISM, IMPRESSIONISM and OTHER DEPARTURES FROM REALITY I have been writing a serie howard c. Oct 16, 2014 10:54 AM
Howard here with the latest review of my book Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader - I'm a little late on this, but this is a review of my book Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader that appeared on the Trigger Street site by Eli Donaldson: http://ow.ly/CGsRA I got a Kindle addition of Rantings and Ravings about three days ago. howard c. Oct 13, 2014 12:30 PM
Kirsten's screenplay/web series has been uploaded - Kirsten's screenplay/web series Lifeless has been uploaded and can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Oct 13, 2014 9:07 AM
Howard here with review of Gone Girl - BITCH, BITCH, BITCH: My take on the movie Gone Girl http://ow.ly/CDeQO Amy Dunne, the heroine of the new Gillian Flynn/David Fincher thriller Gone Girl, is the latest in a long line of movie heroines. Well, that’s not true. I don’t think the line howard c. Oct 12, 2014 8:39 AM
Howard here with review of The Equalizer - THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING: My take on the movie The Equalizer http://ow.ly/CBJmF Have no fear. The Equalizer has found a new villain. And has done so by going nostalgic. And man, let me tell you, it’s such a relief having a howard c. Oct 11, 2014 8:27 AM
Howard here with reviews of The Guest, The Two Faces of January and Copenhagen - STRANGER DANGER: My take on the movies The Guest, The Two Faces of January and Copenhagen http://ow.ly/CvzQh Have you ever been in a room full of people and someone tells a joke and you’re the only one who doesn’t get it? Well, okay, I never have, howard c. Oct 9, 2014 9:14 AM
Howard Casner here with part two of my alternative structure essay - MY LATEST BLOG ENTRY: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Variations on structural engineering and storytelling when it comes to screenplays PART TWO: FLASHBACKS AND POINTS OF VIEW http://ow.ly/ChuES For the second part of my essay on alternative structure howard c. Oct 4, 2014 11:05 AM
Howard here with reviews of Tusk and Bird People - ANIMAL CRACKERS: My take on the movies Tusk and Bird People http://ow.ly/CfvyU Okay, I’m just going to say it and get it out of the way because if I don’t, I won’t be able to concentrate and write the rest of the review. Tusk, writer/director K howard c. Oct 3, 2014 8:55 AM
Howard here with reviews of This is Where I Leave You, etc. - DADDY’S DEAD, YOU KNOW…AND WON’T LET US FORGET IT: my take on the movies This Is Where I Leave You, My Old Lady and The Skeleton Twins http://ow.ly/C7gu0 Gosh darn, daddies seem to be dropping like flies this month. Three movies have opened lat howard c. Sep 30, 2014 8:57 AM
Howard here with latest blog entry on variations on screenplay structure - MY LATEST BLOG ENTRY: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL: Variations on structural engineering when it comes to screenplays http://ow.ly/C4T5p I have been reading for screenplay competitions for more than ten years now. But over the past few years, I’ve b howard c. Sep 29, 2014 11:11 AM
Howard Casner here with my interview on the blog Maximum Z - Paul Zeidman, who writes the blog, Maximum Z, had me fill out a questionnaire on screenwriting. Thanks, Paul. Loved the result. 1. What’s the last thing you read/watched that you thought was incredibly well-written? Right now, screenwriting and m howard c. Sep 25, 2014 10:03 AM
Howard here with reviews of The Drop and Starred Up - THE VIOLENT BEAR IT AWAY or THE QUIET MAN and THE WILD ONE: My take on the movies The Drop and Starred Up http://ow.ly/BP0ab The Drop is a neo noir about some characters whose lives revolve around a bar that is used as a way to pass on and launder mon howard c. Sep 23, 2014 8:32 AM
Howard here with reviews of God Help the Girl and The Last of Robin Hood - YOUNG GIRLS IN LOVE: My take on the movies God Help the Girl and The Last of Robin Hood God Help the Girl is a musical, but it’s certainly not one of those MGM/Arthur Freed ones with big production values that have made a comeback lately as denoted howard c. Sep 21, 2014 12:01 PM
Howard here with latest blog posting: COMMON CLICHES, STALE STORYLINES AND MAJOR MISTAKES, OH, MY!: Another year of reading is now over - COMMON CLICHES, STALE STORYLINES AND MAJOR MISTAKES, OH, MY!: Another year of reading is now over Now that this reader period has come to an end, I have made a list of the most common clichés, overdone and stale storylines and major mistakes that I� howard c. Sep 20, 2014 9:51 AM
Howard here--check out my latest reviews of Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader - PLEASE SHARE: Check out the latest reviews of my book Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader, now available on amazon.com: “This book reminds us of the importance of the read as the read proceeds all the other steps that lead to a viewing” (T howard c. Sep 19, 2014 9:26 AM
Howard here with review of Life of Crime and Frank - HEAD CASES: My take on the movies Life of Crime and Frank http://ow.ly/BcidM If it is true, as people say, that films influence how we act, then I’m not sure why people are still in the kidnapping biz. I mean, if there is one thing movies have taug howard c. Sep 7, 2014 11:37 AM
Sheila Han's screenplay for the next meeting has been uploaded - The screenplay for the next meeting has been uploaded and can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Sep 2, 2014 7:45 PM
Howard Casner here with reviews of To Be Takei, Jealousy and Love is Strange - LOVE AND DEATH AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN: My take on the movies To Be Takei, Jealousy and Love is Strange http://ow.ly/B1156 So today, we have To Be Takei (rhymes with toupee, as Takei pointedly pointed out to William Shatner at the Comedy Central Ro howard c. Sep 2, 2014 7:44 PM
Howard here with review of Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight - NOTHING UP HIS SLEEVE: My take on the Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight http://ow.ly/AGUpe Woody Allen’s new film doesn’t really work. However, at the same time, strangely enough, and on the positive side, it often works better than most howard c. Aug 25, 2014 9:45 AM
IMPORTANT UPDATE: There has been a change in the screenplay for next meeting - Sheila needed an extension and will be going the next meeting.  Missak Artinian was kind enough to upload Ready to Retire for out next meeting.  It can be found under MORE and then FILES. howard c. Aug 20, 2014 10:45 AM

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