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Parasite — The Power of Symbols

Parasite — The Power of Symbols

(keyboard clicking) – [Michael] Hi. I’m Michael, this is “Lessons from the Screenplay.” “Parasite” is a tense social satire about a poor family, the Kims, who con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. In February 2020, it made history by becoming the first non-English language film to ever win …

The Power of Fiction w/ Justina Ireland | WHY NOT YA?

The Power of Fiction w/ Justina Ireland | WHY NOT YA?

I do think reading historical queer characters in history, black characters in history, women doing things in history helps to normalize it now to realize these people existed. Just because we don’t have those stories about them, doesn’t mean they didn’t exist. [MUSIC] Hey guys, we’re back. I’m Karah Preiss from Belletrist.>>And I’m Ebony LaDelle …

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Telling a Story from the Inside Out

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. A popular piece of advice for writers is to “write what you know.” While I do think a story’s emotional authenticity comes from the storyteller’s own experience, I don’t like the stagnation this phrase encourages. Instead, I prefer: “write what you want to know.” Because, in …

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man

I WROTE AND ILLUSTRATED A CHILDREN’S BOOK CALLED “THE SERIOUS GOOSE.” IT IS A FUN BOOK. ALL OF THE MONEY I MAKE FROM THE SALE OF THE BOOK GOES TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN L.A. AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ACROSS AMERICA. UNLIKE DONALD TRUMP JR. MY DAD CAN’T GET THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO BUY ALL THE …