A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns
Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns

I was very jealous of this book’s title, which immediately caught my eye (the dust cover, available in three colors, is no less intriguing) and now, after reading it, I am even more than jealous of the author since Flintstone Modernism is a great read and a brilliant example of the holistic approach of art and history that represents, for me, the best of cultural studies. Continue reading

The Screenwriter’s Bible
Applied Narrative / Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

The Screenwriter’s Bible

There are countless books on “how to write”, and the number of topics they cover, the types of audiences they cater to, the dreams and ambitions they may help or fail to realize, the styles they use, the tricks of the trade they offer (for free or for sale), the profiles of authors that take the risk of giving advice to future competitors, is even bigger. Continue reading