If you know me well, you already know the answer.
My all-time favorite writer and artist is one of the most polarizing people in the world of film critics and moviegoers, and they love to bash him.
Notice I didn’t mention the industry. One rarely hears of anyone badmouthing him if they’re in the industry. Only the critics and consumers.
I will get my highest amount of unsubscribes from my email list for declaring his name.
He’s deeply in love with his projects, unapologetically.
I’ve heard the verbiage “I hate” used before this man’s name more than any other artist when mentioned in conversation and media.
He’s often called a hack and plagiarist by the same people who love Disney and Marvel. I find that interesting.
He only makes movies he wants to see.
He figured out what people are looking for in a movie by working in a video store, sleeping in the parking lot out back, and writing a screenplay that changed people’s lives, whether they enjoyed the film or not.
He is confident in his ability to create stories with all the tools and inspiration he’s gathered over the years, and he puts his own unique voice and style to his writing and filmmaking using an unmistakable signature.
He likes to challenge movie conventions and abuse them.
He’s really bad at grammar.
He’s more interested in the journey than the destination.
Music is his co-writer.
He has complete control over all his films.
He’s been nominated for awards 284 times and has won 170 of those nominations.
Five Oscar nominations and two Oscars.
His stories are 1000% character-driven.
He’s resourceful and wrote a script for someone in exchange for the effects he wanted in one of his films when he was a lesser-known writer. This ended up being the film that put him on the map.
Have you figured out who he is yet?
One more hint. I named my cat after one of his films. Actually, my cat came with the name, and I kept it because it was one of his films.
Whether you love him or hate him, here are the secrets to his cult success; follow them and success can be yours, too:
- Believe in yourself as a writer.
- Believe in your projects.
- Believe there are people who want what you have to offer.
Achieving success as an artist can be challenging, and the temptation to cave to others’ fears, insecurities, and individual agendas can be overwhelming. I can help you navigate all that. Book a free consultation and let’s chat!
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