: That's exactly the way I would read it. Sort of like all the critics around here are able to discuss not only their own critques of particular films, but also other critics' critiques.
Actually, we don't have a forum devoted to critics only, and every time one has been proposed, it has been shot down. (And for understandable reasons, whether you agree with them or not; I'm an agnostic on the question myself.)
What we do have is a forum devoted to the discussion of 'Film Criticism and Appreciation
', where non-critics are just as free -- and encouraged -- to discuss the nature of film criticism as critics are. And we have the regular 'Film
' forum, which is where discussions of particular films go.
If this thread is for discussion of Meet Dave
, then it arguably belongs in the 'Film' forum. If it is for a discussion of screenwriting in general -- and especially if it is meant to be a discussion among screenwriters themselves -- then it arguably belongs in the 'Filmmakers' forum. (I'm not sure where it would go if it were meant to be a discussion of screenwriting in general that was open to non-filmmakers.)
: Maybe just a re-titling would be appropriate to define the thread as related more generally to the issues that the blog post link is meant to prompt discussion on, so it doesn't look like a just another conversation about a particular film.
Definitely an option.
: Not to mention a desire to not squelch the only effort in ages to get some sort of conversation started in this particular forum.
Let's just say I really, really cringe at the thought of creating a SECOND dedicated thread for Meet Dave
in the regular 'Film' forum if and when there is a need to discuss it there.