Screenwriters: the Modern Day Prophets + All Voters take Heed

If you were an undecided voter and you hoped to avoid a ‘Trumpocalypse’, you should have taken heed to the ‘New Rule’ from HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

 CLICK THIS and take heed, particularly, to the evidence he presents which supports what I learned long ago, when I began my journey into screenwriting. Maher said, “movies predict the future”. But that’s somewhat of a pollyannaish way of putting it. Another writer has revealed that Hollywood has a symbiotic relationship with persons who occupy or have occupied positions at the highest level of organizations, some of which include branches of the U.S. military and private contractors, governing and controlling the world, whereby covert information is leaked to researchers’ sources or officially released to the news media or via social media.

 

Update: Watch the episode of Real Time that sounded the alarm on a Fascist Right-Wing Coup taking America and their Manchurian Candidate, Donald Trump

Is this a fascists, right-wing coup taking America? 

Is Donald Trump the fascists’ manchurian candidate?

Was there a ‘silent Trump vote’ faction that remained doormant until election day in order to feed false data to the media and Clinton’s campaign?

The panelists sounded the alarm the weekend leading up to election day.

 

That’s why I say that screenwriters have become the modern-day prophets. Screenwriters, along with any number of assistants who help in the research of material and those involved in acquiring the production budgets, inevitably become enlightened. And like many prophets from the past, they too, deliver the messages through writing. The only difference is that now it can be adapted to other forms of multimedia.

In the ‘New Rules’ video, Bill Maher mentioned several movies that foretold the future. I can name a few myself. Can you?

 

Movies and other works of fiction that Foretold the Future

Who is this profile describing?

 A power-mad American billionaire, business magnate, investor, philanthropist to the city of…

Is this describing the President elect? Mythology and reality inter-wind once again as fiction becomes prophecy.

 

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Lex Luthor becomes the President of the United States

The symbolism of a megalomaniac [Lex Luthor] with his finger on a red button illustrates the fear-mongering that was an integral part of the Clinton campaign.

A power-mad American billionaire, business magnate, investor, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis {a.k.a. New York), and one of the most intelligent people in the world. A charismatic and well-known public figure, he is intent on ridding the world of alien superhero Superman, who Lex Luthor views as an obstacle to his megalomaniacal plans and as a threat to the very existence of humanity.

 

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The Kid Who Ran for President

The Kid Who Became President

John Oliver on how life imitates art, as in the case of this book, which can be a manual for President-elect Trump

 

 

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Executive Decision (1996)

It’s not clear whether the writers of this action thriller foretold the tragedy of 9/11 or inspired the idea of using a commercial airplane as a missile to “strike at the heart of the infidel“.

The tragic events of 9/11 were a watershed moment that changed life in America. When you watch this trailer, you can’t help but feel like it was a by-gone era when movie trailers revealed way too much and used the voice of god to narrate and over-explain everything.

 

 

 

What movies or other works of fiction can you think of that foretold the future? Leave your selections as a comment

Expert Advice for screenwriters about Passion

Screenwriting Advice from Dustin Lance Black on VICE GUIDE TO FILM

The writer of ‘Milk’ gave his best advice to young screenwriters.

Watch the Video Interview

I agree wholeheartedly with that advice.

For as long as I’ve been in tune with my instinct, a voice has told me to follow my passion, and that’s what I’ve done when choosing projects or faced with other career related decisions. I would hardly describe it as an epiphany; it’s not clear at the time you make a choice, how it will turn out for the best, but somehow it feels right when you go with your gut. 

Your passion is the one thing that propels you through any kind of resistance that you’ll encounter on your journey. Curiosity can spark your interest, but it’s your passion that gets you to the finish line (any milestone). It drives you past any  sort of doubt, particularly, self-doubt. and fuels your faith despite any of the noise from naysayers.

It’s my experience that those who have lived through their mistakes are best qualified to dispense advice. Advice is most valuable when it’s dispensed by persons who have made the mistakes that lead to the hard lessons learned. In this interview, Dustin Black dispenses advice that comes from lessons he learned while dispensing orange juice.

Web Design

You’ve heard all the terms and jargon relating to web design. This glut of information can be confusing, even frustrating.

So what does it all mean?

This summary is meant to at least clarify the extent of services you can request and expect when you decide to move forward with your project.

 

Break Down of Web Design Services

 

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  • (CMS) Installation
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  • Design + Interface (GUI) customization

Web Hosting (includes unlimited Email accounts) is also available.

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Visual Impact with a Verbal Assault

Style for Every Story

Everyone has a unique story and a style that defines who they are and how they live. That is the philosophy and the credo that drives my desire to convey evocative stories that inspire and provoke. Once I fully realized my passion for movies, music and the written word, storytelling became my calling. It’s why I write and create stories with cinematic style.

 

In these days of specialization, I worry that our training is becoming very narrow. When you’re trained in the theatre, you have to do everything. They make you. You get in the habit of knowing that you can do just about anything you set your mind to. When Dennis Hopper, in an interview at the Actors’ Studio, spoke of his art career and was asked if he were an actor first or a painter, he looked puzzled, then answered, “To me, they’re both the same thing.”

Margaret South, co-founder with Bette Midler and Bonnie Bruckheimer of All Girl Productions, has developed scripts for Disney, Fox, and Tri-Star Studios. She produced the feature films Beaches, For the Boys, and Man of the House.