Keith MacKenzie 26 letters. A million and more words. No limit to stories.

Category “Movies”

What’s playing at the cinema in your head?

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. But I have an excuse – we were moving. We packed up all our shit and we moved across the continent, across the mighty Canada-U.S. border, and landed right smack in Woburn, Massachusetts. I feel like I’ve walked into a Ben Affleck movie. Well, no, not really, but […]

The writing craft on screen

Saturday, 28 April, 2012

In our writers’ group, it seems like we’re always referring to movies – more so than books even – when we want to use something to refer to when talking about storytelling structure. For instance, in our last writers’ meeting, the topic came up about the Hero’s Journey and the importance of caring about a […]

Here’s to the screenwriters who started it all

Tuesday, 24 January, 2012

Everything out there begins with a seed. Trees in the forest. The chicken on your plate – chicken-and-egg debate notwithstanding. And in particular, movies. Movies begin with a little nugget in some writer’s mind. The writer sits stooped over his umpteenth pint in the pub, engaged in banter with his neighbourly barfly or bartender at […]