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AWG Meeting - Critique

  • Jul 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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1)  Chapter 3 of "Sleep" by Sebastian (actually a partial of Chapter 3)

2) "1st Emperor" Chapter 2 by William

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  • Sebastian B.

    Thanks for reading, everyone! I've uploaded the full chapter, replacing the partial that was up before. How does next weekend look for those of you interested in reading more?

    July 10, 2014

    • Katie G.

      I just read this. If you are talking about the 19th/20th, I do have plans around 6 pm Sunday, but could meet earlier. Saturday is free.

      July 15, 2014

    • Sebastian B.

      Sorry for not being clearer—I'm looking at the weekend of the 19-20 for the Sleep critique, someplace Metro-accessible. I'll bring up the subject again on Wednesday.

      July 15, 2014

  • Colleen M.

    Not sure if I will make it tonight. Hammered at work. Might just try to meet up with folks at Lost Dog at 9pm-ish.

    July 9, 2014

  • travellarry

    a good tip for writing stories for screenplays in the new yorker.
    In 1983, Barry Litman, an economist at Michigan State who spent his career examining how different aspects of media contributed to success, posited that a movie’s performance was determined by three factors: its content, its scheduling, and its marketing. When he analyzed a hundred and twenty-five films released between 1972 and 1978, he found that actual movie type—like drama versus comedy or animated versus live—mattered far less than the story itself. High-quality stories—as determined by things like the reputation of the screenwriter and director coupled with timeliness, theme (as determined by film-guide descriptions), and critical ratings—trumped things like star power and name recognition

    1 · June 26, 2014

    • travellarry

      In 2009, Dean Simonton, a psychologist at the University of California at Davis and a co-editor of the 2014 book “The Social Science of Cinema,” conducted a substantial reëxamination of the field, including Litman’s work, and found that, while Litman’s broad points held true, the formula got very messy very quickly. Sometimes awards and ratings mattered; sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes timing was key; sometimes it meant nothing. But a few things continued to stand out: story and social influence.

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Carol R.

      Good to know!

      July 9, 2014

  • Michael K.

    We got the space at the Westover Branch of the library. McKinley and Washington Blvd. As previously mentioned, it is just across the street from Lost Dog Café, so I suggest we retire to there at the conclusion of the meeting.

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • David G.

    Out o'town - dang!

    June 20, 2014

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