- Memories about watching the film
- What the film meant to you then
- Why you choose the film to write about now
- Any remembered plot elements and scenes
Watching the film
- Note any objects and what they mean
- Write out of loose trance, stream of unconsciousness
- Continue writing
- Don't worry about "making sense," as you will
After the film
- Write down any other plot elements or scenes
- Write themes of the film as a way to approach the poetic nature of "what" you are writing
- Write as a character of the film
- Try putting everything in I: For Krull, "I was a disappearing fortress, rematerializing somewhere else." Speaks to my childhood at that time.
- Assemble sentences into a prose poem. Add connecting sentences via figurative language.
- Place everything double spaced and go Emily Dickinson on the work, circling intriguing phrases while omitting anything else. This also might work only using the "Watching the film" writing, too.