Monday, September 2, 2013

Writing Tip- (Learning from) Favorite Movies

Hannah at The Writer's Window tagged me in a post for Favorite Movies. I decided to use the post for a Writing Tip, learning from your favorite movies. Since I do not really have a favorite, I will list some of my favorites in no particular order.

The Goonies:

 A couple months ago, I did a writing tip on Double Duty, using The Goonies as an example. This movie is one of my favorites for characterization because there are so many distinct characters.


This movie is a great model in layers of conflict. There is the conflict with her family, with herself, Mushu, the other soldiers,  Shang, Chi Fu, the Hun army, and then the entire Chinese empire and its traditions.

This movie has characters with differing world views and backgrounds.

Second Hand Lions: 

The level of story telling in this movie is amazing. It has a story within a story and we go on this ride where we learn what it is to believe and trust someone.

How to Train Your Dragon:

How to Train Your Dragon will always have a special place in my heart because it is what started the imaginative process for Bonded Souls, my WIP. It was all thanks to these guys, the Hideous Zipplebacks:
 And this clip from the TV show:


These are some other favorites: 
Amazing Grace
Dances With Wolves
Ever After
The Prince & Me
Fly Boys

Great movies can always help us write great stories.

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