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AltRomCom: Opening Scene

AltRomCom: Opening Scene

Romantic comedies, or romcoms as they are also known, tend to be so… mainstream. In many ways, they are the safest of all story formats, not least because the audience knows how the story will end. We can anticipate both […]

Failing That…

Failing That…

I need a nap. Failing that, a powernap. Failing that, a coffee. Failing that, a smoke. Failing that, some sugar. Failing that, a holiday. Failing that, a new job. Failing that, early retirement. Failing that, a moan, which now I’ve […]

Crossing the Kubrickon

Crossing the Kubrickon

Sometimes, on a journey, you pass a point of no return. Committed, you must soldier on. I have passed that point with my film project. However good or terrible the final film will be, shooting is underway. Whatever is filmed […]

Halfthoughts on Holiday(ish)

Halfthoughts on Holiday(ish)

After 172 half-musings in a row, Halfthoughts finally had to go on holiday. That is, if you can call it a holiday. Some tourists choose to ride a dhow, a traditional Arab boat, around Doha’s harbour. But few would chose […]