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Act Structure

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...We’re born; we live; we die.How’s that for a THREE-ACT STRUCTURE? I really don’t want to be a pedant, but this isn’t a dramatic structure at all. Birth and death are relatively short, even in their most protracted forms. What...

Ass, Getting Off Your

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...The worst spot a movie character can be in is the same place I spent my entire twenties…On my ass. I pleaded with him. I said that the sentence construction makes it sound like ‘the worst place a movie character could...

Ass-Kicking, Concerted

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...CONCERTED ASS-KICKING represents the protagonist in his most profound and concentrated ‘flow’ state. Foreign Nationals shriek incomprehensibly, women cower in clingy dresses, but the HERO is centered, handing out death like...

Bars Suddenly Going Silent

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...This only really works just after someone walks into the bar. If the BAR SUDDENLY GOES SILENT for no reason, the audience may become disoriented.See: HORACE AND PETE...

Believability

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...It is the mid-eighties and two beings from the future materialize in downtown LA.One is an Austrian ex-bodybuilder programmed to kill the Director’s Wife; the other is a man whose face is impossible to remember even while you’re looking...

Biopics

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...There’s a line in David Lean’s punishingly long 1962 desert flick, Lawrence of Arabia: ‘Truly for some men nothing is written unless they write it.’Duh.I don’t have a secretary either. I type my own pamphlets.BIOPICS would have you believe...

Rock Bottom

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...Every HERO hits ROCK BOTTOM.It’s 3 a.m., you’re down to your last few burritos, you want to make some kind of connection with someone, but you’re too blasted to get out of the tub. You feel something dripping on your head, revealing your...

Burnt-Out Homes

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...Going back to your HOME and finding it BURNT OUT is a bummer, but the true HERO will be quick to seize what is actually an opportunity to go back out into the world and KICK ASS with particular, though not exclusive, emphasis on those...

Catharsis

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...One of the most cathartic acts in cinema is justifiably killing someone worse than you.See: ANY GOOD MOVIE...

Cities As Characters

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...They’re not. All right? New York is not a ‘character’ in the movie. Characters DO things. What is New York doing? It’s just there, sucking the life out of everyone, charging too much rent and getting crazy hot every summer.Also, your city...