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SXSW Film Keynote: Gareth Edwards – Becoming a Filmmaker

Star Wars

Director Gareth Edwards promised attendees at his SXSW keynote address that he would answer the question, “How the heck do you become a filmmaker?” It all started, he explained, when his parents took him to “an obscure art film” called 'Star Wars'. He immediately wanted to grow up to join the rebel alliance and destroy the death star. He shared the disappointment he felt when he was told he couldn’t do this because it was “only a movie”. Read More »

From Heathcliff to Jaime Lannister and Back Again: Byronic Heroes in SFF

Quiz Question: What do the following genre heroes (or should I say, anti-heroes) have in common? DC’s Batman (Think Dark Knight, not the ’60s ABC campy Adam West) Harry Potter‘s Severus Snape Star Wars‘ Han Solo Lord of the Rings‘ Aragorn Game of Thrones‘ Jaime Lannister Dark Tower‘s Roland  Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (in his many guises) Like Emily Bronte’s Heathcliff ... Read More »