More and more I am drawn to simple stories, both on and off screen, involving the not so simple complications of the human heart and head. Don't get me wrong, a great bash-up, blow-up, special effects wonder still gets me rolling. But give me a handful of well crafted characters, sitting on a June bug lit back porch just talking like folk, and you'll have my attention.
I figure, if you can't strip a story of it's "special effects" and continue to find interest in its characters or plot, you need another story.
Here's to stripping our stories down to idiot proof.