The Story of One

I will often advise people to focus their story on a single character if they have a big idea to sell. We want to understand an idea, we want to connect to the humanity of a story and that becomes hard when we’re dealing with large topiccs. The tale of an individual is often what makes a subject relatable. I’m …

Great Adaptations (I Expect…)

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS about season 5 of Game of Thrones  Adaptation from one medium into another is an interesting thing. This week I’ve seen a number of examples where works have been adapted from existing material, with a varying degree of success. First off, although only one episode in, its clear that Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell could …

A Killer Serial – The Jinx

A storytelling blend of interview, reportage and imagined narrative makes The Jinx the perfect replacement for people missing their Serial fix. It’s hard to decide which is the more interesting storyline in HBO’s six part documentary series The Jinx: the Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Durst’s story is fascinatingly macabre: the well known story of the property heir investigated for two murders …