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The Villain Checklist: Kick The Dog

Blake Snyder’s seminal work Save The Cat! is considered the bible of Hollywood screenwriting and its backbone is the titular plot point. In the book, Snyder describes the “Save the cat” moment as a relatively small but very important instance … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Introduction

We have to start somewhere, so let’s start right at the beginning. The other week I outlined my checklist, divided into five sections, the first being “Meeting The Villain”[i]. A wise man once said “You only get to make one … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – Be A Clown

Be A Clown Well, there are three steps. Step one: Run away. Step two: Find a magician with a great act. And step three: Steal it.  Air Date: 16/9/92 Director: Frank Paur Writer: Ted Pederson and Steve Hayes Themes: Runaways, … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh Oh, that’s a joke right? Batman finally told a joke!? AHAHAHAHA Air Date: 22/09/92 Director: Kevin Altieri Writer: Carl Swenson Themes: Hysteria, Humour Villain: The Joker Synopsis: Batman must hunt down his arch nemesis when the people … Continue reading

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Batman: The Animated Series – Christmas With The Joker

Christmas With The Joker Live from Gotham City, the show that nobody wants to see, but everyone will watch! Air Date: 13/11/92 Director: Kent Butterworth Writer: Eddie Gorodetsky Themes: Christmas Spirit, Insane Spectacle, Humour Villain: The Joker Synopsis: It’s Christmas … Continue reading

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