In this week’s adventure on the School of Communication, I’m teaching on Writing & Composition, although in many ways I’m really talking about “Storytelling.” We’re looking at creative writing in general, and will be using some aspects of film to talk about story structure in general, and then will eventually get into writing short stories (which is the students’ assignment out of this week). It’s fun; I enjoy teaching.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and its crazy end title sequence
Back in 1984, a director named W.D. Richter and a writer named Earl Mac Rauch somehow got the green light to put together a smorgasbord of science fiction and pop culture ideas into one loopy movie that was a financial failure, but continues to inspire passion in die-hard fans to this day.
It’s called The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and it is one crazy animal.
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