Category Archives: Film & Television

Questions 746 – Starship Troopers, The Movie!

Indiana Jim asks “Why was Starship Troopers, the film, so bad??”

Resources Mentioned
Starship Troopers film and book
Flesh & Blood
Basic Instinct
The Hollow Man
A Bridge Too Far
Black Book
Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
The Goebbels Diaries
Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
Triumph of the Will dir. Leni Reifhenstahl

Questions 717: Screen to Page?

JB asks: How can an author learn to switch story formats from screenplay and script to novel and short story, or vice versa?

Resources Mentioned

The A-Team
Rockford Files
The Tin Collectors, a novel by Stephen J. Cannell
Star Wars,From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (original novelization of A New Hope) by Alan Dean Foster
Star Wars
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Complete BBC Radio Plays
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC tv series – on Blu-ray and streaming

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Feedback: Acts in Television

Herbert has feedback on the deliberate use of acts in classic episodic television.

Resources Mentioned
Streets of San Francisco, 1972 (tv series)

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