Simon Dillon: Where Did He Come From, and Can We Put Him Back? Novelist. Short Story-ist. Film enthusiast. Book enthusiast. Purveyor of sarcasm and dark humour. And somehow, he escaped… Photo by Stefano Pollio on Unsplash
If you’re reading this, it’s already too late. To click on this page is to open Pandora’s Box. So why not satisfy your curiosity, and chew on a mouthful of my Medium articles? I submit these to a variety of publications, including
Illumination, The Writing Cooperative, Frame Rated, Fan Fare, and Cinemania. I also have my own publication, , where I publish my film reviews (the only articles not listed here, but follow the link for more). Simon Dillon Cinema Cinema Articles The Science of Avoiding Disruptive Cinema Audiences Monochrome Madness Where Eagles Dare: A Rattling Good Yarn What onstitutes a Cult Film? C My Dark Knight of the Soul My Favourite Jump Scares Dr Strangelove versus Kind Hearts and Coronets Captain America: Civil War: 5 Years On Midnight Run: Charles Grodin’s Best Film Seven Times Steven Spielberg Changed Cinema #NotAllRemakes Everything Wrong with the Worst Scene in Revenge of the Sith How I’d Have Written the Star Wars Prequels Westerns: Social Commentary Disguised as Frontier Mythology Twelve Classic Shots and Transitions Carlito’s Way: A Neglected Gem David Lean’s Great Expectations: One of the Greatest Films Ever Made How Many ‘Best Picture’ Academy Award Winners Deserved to Win? Will There Ever Be a Great Film of Dune? The Innocents: 60 Years On Happy Birthday to Six Classic Thrillers from 1971 Resurrection Cinema Curate Don’t Cancel Transgressive Female Characters During the Hays Code Era Coma: Nail-Biting and Resonant Raiders of the Lost Ark: 40 Years On Ripley: Best “Final Girl” Ever My Favourite Films of 1991: 30 Years On Why Are Horror Films Scarier at Home? Why the Book Isn’t Always Better than the Film Ten Great Marriages in Film Black History Month: Boyz n the Hood 30 Years On Black History Month: Top Five Black Horror Films An Extended Look at Extended Editions How Doctor Zhivago Helped Shape My Political Views Witness: My Flirtation with Pacifism The Real Reason Some Star Wars Fans Hated The Last Jedi Stop Saying Home Cinema Systems Are As Good As Real Cinemas Writing Articles Be a Storyteller not a Preacher Asset-Strip Your Failed Manuscripts When to Write Ambiguous Endings Writing Major Plot Twists Why the Best Tragedies Are Funny Being Formulaic Isn’t the Same as Being Predictable When the Voices in My Head Went Quiet Writing Unsympathetic Protagonists How and Why to Write Gothic Mysteries Are You Genre Promiscuous? Not Suitable for Grown-ups? Ironic Character Arcs What Four Fantasy Novel Antagonists Tell Us About Their Authors Novel Chapters Spectre of Springwell Forest Chapter One Spectre of Springwell Forest Chapter Two Spectre of Springwell Forest Chapter Three Spectre of Springwell Forest Chapter Four
pectre of Springwell Forest Chapter Five Spectre of Springwell Forest Chapter Six Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter One Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter Two Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter Three Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter Four Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter Five Peaceful Quiet Lives Chapter Six Short Stories Call the Number On Your Screen Trial Period Regression Part 1 of 4 Regression Part 2 of 4 Regression Part 3 of 4 Regression Part 4 of 4 Love and Other Punishments Part 1 of 4 Love and Other Punishments Part 2 of 4 Love and Other Punishments Part 3 of 4 Love and Other Punishments Part 4 of 4 Spinner Part 1 of 4 Spinner Part 2 of 4 Spinner Part 3 of 4 Spinner Part 4 of 4
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