EO Wilson, Csikszentmihalyi and Daniel C Dennett on memes – and also Tooby and Cosmides on evolutionary psychology, and what emotions actually are. (And, what they’re for.)
An overview of Cinemetrics (e.g. Tsivian, Civjans, Salt, Bordwell, Thompson etc) – for studying Average Shot Lengths in movies.
On Feature Films and RoI (return-on-investment) At the risk of repeating some things over (again), and even, tautologically: In the Continue reading
On Movie Blockbusters and RoI A typical “blockbuster” movie – that is considered extremely successful – only makes around ten times its Continue reading
On The `Screenwriting Convention’ (or, the screenwriting orthodoxy) In his paper `The Principle of Relativity‘ (1905) Einstein has a heading Continue reading
More On “The Ten-Year Rule” in Creativity So, creativity expert Csikszentmihalyi (rightly) says, it takes roughly ten years to internalize the Continue reading
StoryAlity #5 – Background to the Research Methodology: “STORYALITY THEORY: Story and Screenwriting, Movies and Memes: Examining the Top Twenty Return-on-Investment (RoI) Movies using Systems Theory, Creativity Theory, and Applied Bio-Cultural Evolutionary Epistemology”
The Trailers of the Top 20 RoI Movies.