13 March 2010

Proof of Hyphenation for the Week of March 8, 2010

by Tyler Weaver.  Follow me on Twitter.




Monday, March 8, 2010

Reboots & Remakes: What Works & What Doesn't by Gabriel Novo
Hollywood is not a business built on risk. They like bankable stars in four quadrant films in order to maximize the return on their investment. Plots are formulaic to meet the general public's entertainment needs, plugging into their sitcom derived expectations of a happy ending. Focus groups are used to taste test the product before distribution ensuring it satisfies the palate of average America.

When it comes to safe bets, there's nothing safer than a movie or property that has already made money. The sequel has always been a hallmark of this thinking working under the Hollywood mandate of "Give me the same thing… only different!" Taking this ideology even further we now are being treated to a parade of reboots and remakes. Reboots are shock paddles to the heart of a dying franchise (think Batman in the 90's) wiping the slate clean and hoping to recapture the magic of its former glory.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Tyler @ Pulptone - HOUSE - Be Not Afraid by Tyler Weaver
After three weeks, I make my return to reviewing for Pulptone.com!

Click the link below to read the full review at pulptone.com!

Music, Movies: It's All the Same Score by Tyler Weaver
As the title of this blog no doubt indicates, I'm a multi-hyphenate.  Music, writing, flickery.  I try and do a bit of it all (though, ironically, in spite of my training at Bezerklee College of Music in Boston, regarded as the bastion of "modern" music education, I am horrible with sound recording.  They taught me how to write music, not record it.  That's why I'm sure to surround myself with kick ass sound people like Jay Cox, my aural compatriot on Gather 'Round the Mic).

Though I may attempt to "do it all," it doesn't mean I enjoy doing it all, or that I'm particularly good at it.  My main focus is storytelling - writing and directing with the addition of the business side, so I produce (a necessity in today's world).  Those are my three main foci - though in my mind, they are one. 


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tyler @ Pulptone: HUMAN TARGET - Es Bueno, Dude by Tyler Weaver
When Human Target started up two months ago, I enjoyed it, but was concerned that it wouldn’t last beyond a first season.  I wasn’t overly impressed with the action sequences (which is a big deal, considering it’s an “action” show), and I was worried that the premise (new “protectee of the week”) would get boring if the show ran along the same course as the first few episodes
Click the link below to read the full article at Pulptone.com!


Writer as Anthropologist: A Spy Story by Karen Quah
I once went out with a guy for a week. I say Went Out. But it was really just a whirlwind romance that lasted, well, a week.

We met through mutual friends. Instant attraction. Saw each other every day, any chance we got. Before work, in between work, after work… We just couldn’t get enough of each other.

Then, after a week… Nothing.

A couple of strangers staring at each other across a restaurant table, left with dregs of a tornado been and gone, wondering what the hell happened.

The break-up was quick and amicable. We ate. He paid. He dropped me off. But before we parted, he made me promise one thing.

Friday, March 12, 2010

There Is No Spoon by Mike Elrod
When it comes to writing there are really two ways to go about it. 

You can write by the rules, or you can let it all out. Many would be writers are stifled by the rules of grammar, punctuation, even spelling. These however, are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to putting a story to page. Many of us set out to write the great American yada, yada, yada. We study for years how the greats have done it, how the stories high school students are forced to read are the ultimate example of human achievement in written form.

This is bullshit.

LadyGaga. "Telephone," or, "Easy Rider" by Quicksilver
LadyGaga and honeybun Beyoncé on a pre-sugar killing ‘high.’ “Telephone” - music video from ‘The Fame Monster’ (2009).

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“once you kill a cow, you gotta make a burger.”
- lady gaga.
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"trust is like a mirror. you can fix it if it's broke." - beyoncé
"but you can still see the crack in that mutherf----er's reflection."
- lady gaga

A cleverly slick and designed cross-platform release, latest pop-out-of-the-box icon in the make Lady Gaga - has a euro-styled engineered single on the airwaves.

And in your computer.
Until next week...

Tyler Weaver is a filmmaker, writer, contributor to the pulptone.com website, and is the founder and EIC of Multi-Hyphenate... which you're reading right now.  He's currently making new things and yaks about that and more on Twitter under the creative guise of @tylerweaver.



 
  

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