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Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4F’s in “Down To Earth” - a short film about aliens and adolescence

12 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

“Down to earth” is both a coming-of-age film and an alien invasion film. These two themes are not as worlds apart as we might think, because puberty, adolescence, coming -of-age is a sort of alien invasion. There are changes, alien things grow, alien...

Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4F’s in “Sprites” - a short film about Artificial Intelligence

13 Dec 2021 2 minute read 0 comments mildandred

I introduced the 4F’s tool in my analysis of the short film "Résistance". In this article, I will use the 4F’s to analyze “Sprites”, a short film written and directed by Kyle Bogart. The YouTube title of the film immediately grabbed my attention: “Hu...

Friend, Fear, Foe, Flaw: The 4Fs in "Résistance"

22 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

As a screenwriter, I'm always looking for tools to make my work easier. Crafting stories is hard so every bit of help is appreciated. I created the 4Fs tool to help me, and hopefully other screenwriters, cover the basics of story. It's a summary of s...