No Country for Old Men — Don’t Underestimate the Audience

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. No Country for Old Men has become a modern classic, filled with great characters, riveting sequences, and iconic moments. “Call it.” But what I love most about the film is how it forces us to participate in the storytelling. In his Continue Reading

How to Collapse a Pipe by Closing a Valve

In the last two videos we’ve looked at phenomena that cause high pressure spikes in pipes. But a lot of people rightly pointed out that very low pressure in pipes can be equally as dangerous. Hey I’m Grady and this is practical engineering. On today’s episode, we’re revisiting the water Continue Reading

Resolution on Combating Terrorism and Other Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

madam chairperson ministers excellencies ladies and gentlemen I’m honored to join you today at the adoption of this resolution on combating terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belief we offer our thanks to Turkey for taking the initiative to bring us together for this timely and Continue Reading

American Beauty (Part 2) — The Missing 27 Pages

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. In part one, I covered two things: the design of the characters, and how Alan Ball uses dialogue to reveal character. I also mentioned that I consider American Beauty to be as close to a perfect movie as you can get. Continue Reading

Moonrise Kingdom — Where Story Meets Style

Hi. I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. Some people consider Wes Anderson a genius, subverting conventional film language while creating his own dialect. Others consider his films artfulness mistaken for art, devoid of meaning. While I am a fan of most Wes Anderson films, I think Moonrise Kingdom Continue Reading

Annihilation — The Art of Self-Destruction

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. Every genre brings with it a set of expectations that shapes the kind of stories it can tell and the themes it can explore. And as Alex Garland, writer/director of Annihilation says, science fiction is perhaps the best genre to openly Continue Reading

Friedrich Hayek Explains The Appeal of Socialism To Intellectuals

Well, Mr. Hayek, you wrote a very famous essay on the intellectuals and socialism in which you attempted, quite successfully, to show why socialism is so nubile for the intellectuals. What is that thesis of yours and do you still defend it? Most certainly, yes. It’ s a very interesting Continue Reading

Democracy | Short Film Trailer | Releasing Next Week

Brothers and sisters Welcome Into the largest democracy of this world have a look its moving towards Phenomenal miraculous Development And See where it reaches In “World Democracy Index” It’s now at the 42nd rank Also it’s already classified as “flawed democracy” This is too much This is not how Continue Reading

Guess Which Religion Trump Is Coming After Now?

>>TODAY WE HAVE GOT NEWS THAT SHELDON ADELSON HAS GIVEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY TO FIGHT HILLARY CLINTON, AND YES, TO SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP. FIRST LET ME GIVE YOU THAT NEWS FROM FOX NEWS, OF ALL PLACES. THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE –>>WE HAVE ALLOWED WIDESCALE BRIBERY, WE HAVE LEGALIZED Continue Reading

Democracy Is Haram – الديمقراطية حرام – Demokrasi Haramdır

People, they were… complaining from… governor and they are writing to… Constantinople, saying “we are not happy… with this governor. Change it, send a new one. Take this one away, we are not happy.” and Bab Ali from Constantinople… they are appointing new governor. At that time no cars, no Continue Reading