Tag Archives: storytelling

Film History Is Not Your Bitch, History

As should be pretty apparent given the number of times I ruminate on things like Spartacus and Game of Thrones, I love historical fiction.  But beyond its own charms, historical fiction has the virtue of being a gateway drug for more rigorous historical study … Continue reading

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Patience, Time, And Television Storytelling

The demands of television – what viewers expect and don’t expect out of it – warps narrative storytelling in weird ways. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because what else am I do to without 30 Rock,? Short … Continue reading

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