Terminal: The Good, The Bad and Explaining Too Much

Last month I talked used the Doctor Who episode The Ghost Machine to discuss how small writing changes could have made the story much more interesting. Today I want to do a similar thing with the neo-noir movie Terminal starring Margo Robbie. Before we get into the meat of the discussion below the break, I’d recommend you check out the trailer to get a sense of the film.


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The Actors of Truth

Earlier this year I had my short story Truth published by Spontaneity. In my Author’s Notes about the story I said:

For the first time when I was writing this story I had actors in my head for particular parts, however, as this post is long enough I’ll leave that discussion for another day.

Well today is that day. Below the break you’ll see who I had imagined for each part Truth if it was turned into a film.

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Does It Matter?

Classic authors and read their books

Charles Dickens

Yesterday the Independent reported that only 31% of people in Britain know that Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations. They also reported that only one in six people knew that William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet and over 500 of the 2000 people surveyed hadn’t ready any of these books:

All these finding came from a survey carried out by Opinium Research. However, while some may go running to the hills decrying how our nation is collapsing into stupidly, I say does it really matter?

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Shrek Scottish? Aye Right!

Last week I saw a poster listing ten fictional Scots on the side of The Scott Monument in Princess Street Gardens and I tweeted this reaction to it:

Scott Monument Tweet

My reaction to seeing the list of 10 Fictional Scots on the Scott Monument

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Movie Iconography and Why It Is Important

Avengers PosterThe modern box office is run by opening weekends. If you blockbuster fails to make enough money in that time, they are often dropped by their studio and so the film flops. According to Box Office Mojo, presently the Biggest American Opening Weekends Box Offices (not adjusted for inflation) are:

  1. The Avengers
  2. Iron Man 3
  3. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  4. The Dark Knight Rises
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. The Hunger Games
  7. Spider-Man 3
  8. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  9. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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