Going into battle for The Battle of the Five Armies

I understand the flaws film critics see in The Battle of the Five Armies and I don't care. Warning: Spoilers.  Look, I've got the cred, studied film theory, read John Berger's Ways of Seeing and stuff by Laura Mulvey. I understand the story mechanics of well constructed film. And I can comfortably forget everything I ever learned … Continue reading Going into battle for The Battle of the Five Armies

More Story Anyone? Looking forward to the end of The Hobbit

While some bits of  the world are enjoying the opportunity to see the Battle of the Five Armies in the last of The Hobbit franchise, I'm waiting (like many others) for its release in Australia. Which is Boxing Day. Soooo far away. That means Doctor Who Christmas Special and BotFA in the same 24 hours. Phew. Anyway, … Continue reading More Story Anyone? Looking forward to the end of The Hobbit

The Hobbit: the expectation of a writer

Probably everyone's seen the trailer for the Hobbit: The Desolation of (yes that is how it's pronounced) Smaug. And all the interviews with everyone from the main cast to the second gaffer's assistant's cousin who made sandwiches for tourists in Auckland once. Or something. But still, it's all very exciting and epic and exciting. Especially since … Continue reading The Hobbit: the expectation of a writer