Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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Amnon Buchbinder lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is an associate professor of screenwriting at York University. He is the author of The Way of the Screenwriter and is currently completing his first novel and a fifteen-year film project called Travelling Medicine Show.
Our story insists that our thinking happens exclusively in the head. And so we are stuck in the cranium, unable to open the door to the body and join its thinking. The best we can do is put our ear to the imaginary wall separating us from it and “listen to the body,” a phrase that means well but actually keeps us in the head, gathering information from the outside.