S1:E1 Subtext | Before We Go
S1:E2 Learning | John Wick & WTF
S1:E3 Theme | Modern Girls
S1:E4 Timing | The Avengers

S1:E5 Art Fixed | Robert Cornelius

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Art Fixed | S1:E1 | Subtext | Before We Go

Before We Go is excellent work by first-time director Chris Evans. However, my inner Monday-Morning-Writer has one suggestion that would have added subtext. How one change would have added additional layers of meaning to almost every scene--and helped the story resonate with audiences.

| Film Synopsis
A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance.

(Small aside: I love this poster for the film.)

| SCRIPT
SE: Adding subtext is like  magic trick of meaning.

| GRAPHICS

  | Film Title    Before We Go   | Director   Chris Evans.  | Writer   Ron Bass.  | Starring  Chris Evans, Alice Eve, John Cullum.  | Release Date  July 21, 2015 (US).  | Run-time  95 min.

| Film Title  Before We Go
| Director  Chris Evans.
| Writer  Ron Bass.
| Starring Chris Evans, Alice Eve, John Cullum.
| Release Date July 21, 2015 (US).
| Run-time 95 min.

 
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Art Fixed | S1:E2 | Learning | John Wick and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

John Wick and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot have enormous strengths, but both are missing one important element. How one key instance of learning would have made both films resonate more strongly with audiences.

| Film Synopsis (John Wick)
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

| Film Synopsis (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
Kim Baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of her New York desk job and serious boyfriend to accept an assignment to work as an on-camera reporter in war-torn Afghanistan.

  | Film Title   John Wick   | Directors  Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited).  | Writer  Derek Kolstad.  | Starring  Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen.  | Release Date  October 24, 2014 (US).  | Runtime  101 min.

| Film Title John Wick
| Directors Chad Stahelski, David Leitch (uncredited).
| Writer Derek Kolstad.
| Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen.
| Release Date October 24, 2014 (US).
| Runtime 101 min.

  | Film Title   Whiskey Tango Foxtrot   | Directors  Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.  | Writers  Robert Carlock.  | Based on   The Taliban Shuffle  by Kim Barker.  | Starring  Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman.  | Release Date  March 4, 2016 (US).  | Runtime  112 min.

| Film Title Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
| Directors Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.
| Writers Robert Carlock.
| Based on The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker.
| Starring Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman.
| Release Date March 4, 2016 (US).
| Runtime 112 min.

 
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Art Fixed | S1:E3 | Theme | Modern Girls

Roger & Ebert.

  | Film Title   Modern Girls   | Director   Jerry Kramer.  | Writers  Laurie Craig, Anita Rosenberg.  | Starring  Cynthia Gibb, Virginia Madsen, Daphne Zuniga.  | Release Date  November 7, 1986 (US).  | Runtime  84 min.

| Film Title Modern Girls
| Director  Jerry Kramer.
| Writers Laurie Craig, Anita Rosenberg.
| Starring Cynthia Gibb, Virginia Madsen, Daphne Zuniga.
| Release Date November 7, 1986 (US).
| Runtime 84 min.

 
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Art Fixed | S1:E4 | Timing | The Avengers

Sacrilege. I know. But hear me out. 

  Matt Ferguson | Avengers Poster | 2016 | Grey Matter Art   | Film Title   The   Avengers   | Director  Joss Whedon.  | Writers  Joss Whedon & Zak Penn.  | Starring  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo.  | Release Date  May 4, 2012 (US).  | Runtime  143 min.

Matt Ferguson | Avengers Poster | 2016 | Grey Matter Art
| Film Title The Avengers
| Director Joss Whedon.
| Writers Joss Whedon & Zak Penn.
| Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo.
| Release Date May 4, 2012 (US).
| Runtime 143 min.

 
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Art Fixed | S1:E5 | Robert Cornelius

In 1839, Robert Cornelius made history on a Philadelphia street with a nothing more than a few chemicals, a set of opera glasses, a cigar box, and his good looks. Calling what he did 'The First Selfie' is just insulting.