Drumroll please. Queue the orchestral music. It’s time to discuss melodrama.
A new season of the British Sherlock is here. After seeing the first episode, I’m… not convinced. Let’s break down ‘the Six Thatchers’.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a story about the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge. It has become a staple of Christmas for the English speaking world. It’s also one of the most well-known – if not the most well-known – example of the redemption plot.
I was recently discussing the effects of violence in video games and I thought it might be interesting to tackle this from a different angle. The debate about the effects of violence in stories has been covered in-depth and appears to be ongoing. I see a lot less coverage about the storytelling aspect.
Why is there violence in storytelling at all?
I recently saw the 2015 movie of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I wasn’t terribly impressed, but one thing stood out for me. There is some terrible plot sleight of hand going on. Let’s have a look.