Friday, 19 June 2009

The Exhaustion of Narrative

I've not been blogging lately because I've been up to my ears in novel rewrites, etc, etc, but there's an article in today's Guardian that struck me as important. Beyond the silver screen by screenwriter Paul Schrader is (as it's headline implies) primarily about movie storylines and 'one of a set of crises that afflict current cinema'. But I think what Schrader has to say has equal relevance to the written word. Interesting stuff.

3 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

That was interesting, Paul, thank you. I had missed it somehow. I am also drowning in rewrites for the final portfolio of my degree course. The agony of self-editing...

Des said...

Excellent article. I had heard the argument that audiences have become more sophisticated. But the Ollie Overwhelmed example from the article really helped to put things in context for me.

Paul said...

Glad it was useful, chaps - and sorry not to have replied sooner!