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Beyond the Screenplay

By Michael Tucker
“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.
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Episode 137: Gladiator (with Tom van der Linden and Thomas Flight)
Part of the BTS team is joined by Tom Van der Linden and Thomas Flight, co-hosts of the podcast Cinema of Meaning, to discuss Gladiator: its many fascinating themes, the construction of Maximus as a protagonist, and what makes all the swordplay meaningful as well as thrilling. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎧 Check out Tom and Thomas's podcast Cinema of Meaning (we think you'll really like it!): https://bit.ly/3SKcL1f 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:28
August 13, 2022
Patreon Preview: Nope
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Nope, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3JB2BvK Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
21:25
August 07, 2022
Episode 136: Thelma & Louise
The BTS team discusses the design of the film's dual protagonists, the escalation of the stakes and pacing, and the story's enduring thematic resonance. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:00
July 29, 2022
Episode 135: Get Out
The BTS team discusses Jordan Peele’s use of horror genre expectations, examines the film’s many setups and payoffs, and manages to say “well-observed” a record number of times. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:38:16
July 15, 2022
Episode 134: Thor: Ragnarok
The BTS team discusses Thor: Ragnarok's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how its themes explore colonialism and family dynamics, and Taika Waititi's use of comedy and improvisation. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:52
July 01, 2022
Episode 133: Goodfellas
The BTS team discusses the film's frenetic pacing, the use of voiceover narration, the design of the central characters, and Ray Liotta's iconic performance. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:16
June 17, 2022
Patreon Preview: Top Gun: Maverick
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Top Gun: Maverick, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/39l9Wlp Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
14:33
June 10, 2022
Episode 132: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The BTS team discusses the ambitious premise, filmmaking, and story web, the design of the central characters, and how the triumphant third act brings it all together. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:19:52
June 03, 2022
Episode 131: Contact
The BTS team discusses Contact’s strong themes, the fairytale-like quality to Robert Zemeckis’ films, Jodie Foster’s amazing performance, and the notorious “mirror shot.” 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:36
May 27, 2022
Episode 130: Top Gun
The BTS team discusses Top Gun’s high-octane story world, the incredible flight sequences, and of course, why we all love Goose. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:17:04
May 20, 2022
Episode 129: The Incredibles
The BTS team discusses the movie's insane action sequences, the character design of the Parr family, and how The Incredibles helped usher in a new age for Pixar. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:04
May 13, 2022
Episode 128: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The BTS team discusses the film's episodic nature and what makes it still feel cohesive, the simple yet complex themes, and how the Coen Brothers make their own rules. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:18:36
May 06, 2022
Patreon Preview: Starship Troopers
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Starship Troopers, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3FgB5kV Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
17:54
May 05, 2022
Episode 127: LOST (The Pilot Episodes)
The BTS team discusses the kinetic direction and screenwriting of the pilot episodes, the dimensionality of the show's many characters, and of course, the questions... so many questions. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:38
April 29, 2022
Episode 126: Memento
The BTS team discusses Memento's place as a modern noir mystery, its careful control of information, and of course, the challenges of telling a story in reverse. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:14:50
April 22, 2022
Episode 125: Encanto
The BTS team discusses Mirabel’s character design, the function of the memorable musical numbers, and how a story with low stakes and a small scope can still feel larger than life. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:33:04
April 15, 2022
Episode 124: Casablanca
The BTS team discusses the film's place in history, the character design of the story's central love triangle, and what makes a classic continue to feel relevant as time goes by. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:05
April 08, 2022
Episode 123: CODA
The BTS team discusses CODA's masterful character web, how the execution gives the film an elevated feel, and—as the episode was recorded before the Oscars—whether or not we think it will win Best Picture. 🎧 Brian discussing Harakiri on Missing Frames: https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-117-harakiri 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:10:45
April 01, 2022
Patreon Preview: The Batman
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Batman, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3JQRZs7 Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
24:34
March 30, 2022
Episode 122: West Side Story (2021)
The BTS team discusses the ways in which Steven Spielberg's remake borrows from the 1961 film, how the filmmaking and script bring the story into 2021, and the evolution of the movie musical over the past several decades. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:34:22
March 25, 2022
Episode 121: No Time to Die
The BTS team pulls an episode from the Patreon vault—their discussion of No Time To Die, the conclusion to Daniel Craig's 5-film arc as James Bond. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:02:59
March 18, 2022
Episode 120: The Hunt for Red October
The BTS team explores the film's rich character web, the plot's constantly building tension, and how the story explores the theme of communication—including that famous language switch. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:17:45
March 11, 2022
Episode 119: Star Trek (2009)
The BTS team explores J.J. Abrams' ambitious reboot/sequel/prequel of the Star Trek franchise: the emotionally charged opening sequence, the recasting of the original show's iconic characters, and how J.J. tried to turn classical music into rock and roll. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 SoundWorks Collection video on the sound of Star Trek: https://vimeo.com/7427750 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:22:44
March 04, 2022
Episode 118: Live Q&A 1k Patrons Celebration
The BTS team answers questions in celebration of hitting 1,000 Patrons! How do you maintain aesthetic cohesion in a script? Are the Academy Awards important? And most importantly, who would play each of us in the Beyond the Screenplay movie? 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:30:46
February 25, 2022
Episode 117: Up in the Air
The BTS team discusses the film's strong theme, how the character web is designed to challenge the belief systems of the three central characters, and what makes Up in the Air feel like a lost 1990's movie. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:15:47
February 18, 2022
Episode 116: Punch Drunk Love
The BTS team discusses Paul Thomas Anderson's dream-like filmmaking style, how the film responds to traditional romantic comedies, and the unconventional casting of Adam Sandler. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:20:45
February 11, 2022
Episode 115: What Is Star Wars?
The BTS team discusses the long history of the Star Wars saga: its origins, the multiple changes the series has undergone over the years, the current state of the franchise, and where we go from here... Tricia's Star Wars timeline: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA/status/1485679234760658945 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
02:21:57
February 04, 2022
Episode 114: The Godfather Part III
The BTS team discusses Michael Corleone's redemption arc, Vincent and Mary's clunky romance, the joys of a good revenge sequence, and ultimately what does and doesn't work about Coppola's final entry in The Godfather saga. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:21:51
January 28, 2022
Episode 113: The Godfather Part II
The BTS team discusses Vito’s and Michael’s dual character arcs, the film’s labyrinthine plot and ambiguous ending, and how The Godfather Part II ultimately deepens the first movie’s themes of family, loyalty, and the American Dream. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:27:55
January 21, 2022
Episode 112: The Godfather
The BTS team discusses The Godfather's complex plot and deliberate pacing, the film's iconic midpoint, and why Michael Corleone's arc is one of the strongest in cinema history. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:37:07
January 14, 2022
The Book of Boba Fett Eps 1&2 | What We're Watching
The BTS team launches their third "What We're Watching" series on the Disney+ show, "The Book of Boba Fett." 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
38:01
January 07, 2022
Episode 111: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The BTS team pulls an episode from the Patreon vault—their discussion of the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:10
December 31, 2021
Patreon Preview: The Matrix Resurrections
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Matrix Resurrections, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3FF2CvU Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
17:44
December 29, 2021
Episode 110: Die Hard
The BTS team discusses how Die Hard changed action movies, why Hans Gruber is such a compelling antagonist, and what has cemented the film's status as a holiday classic. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎧 Listen to our episode on The Matrix Resurrections: https://www.patreon.com/posts/60281077 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:27:29
December 24, 2021
Episode 109: The Matrix Revolutions
The BTS team discusses what went wrong, what went right, and what can be learned from this third chapter in The Matrix series. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:29:10
December 17, 2021
Episode 108: The Matrix Reloaded
The BTS team talks about the challenges that come with sequels, the successes of the car chase scene, and why the clever ideas found within the film don't always make for a compelling viewing experience. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:27:39
December 10, 2021
Episode 107: The Matrix (Revisited)
The BTS team jacks back into The Matrix — this time with 100% more Alex! — to discuss the film’s sense of momentum, complex themes, and what makes it so damn cool. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:28:57
December 03, 2021
Episode 106: There Will Be Blood
The BTS team discusses the film's brilliant performances, evocative cinematography, and deeper themes. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Show Notes Dismembering Horror Podcast: https://www.dismemberinghorror.com "How They Created the Naturalistic Look of 'There Will Be Blood' | Cinematography": https://youtu.be/CjK1Vr0GJAA Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:21:50
November 19, 2021
Episode 105: Our Favorite Films of the '90s
The BTS team counts down our favorite films of 1990-1998, discusses what makes various films important to each of us, and uncovers a few surprises along the way. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎧 Listen to our Favorite Films of 1999: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58598242 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
53:32
November 12, 2021
Episode 104: What Lies Beneath
The BTS team discusses the film's iconic and suspenseful bathtub sequence, the different ways the film scares the viewer, and how to clean up some of the...clunkier exposition. Sponsor 🚀 Try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:16:08
November 05, 2021
Episode 103: Dune
The BTS team discusses the filmmaking behind the film's immersive power, how it deftly handles mountains of exposition, and the stellar performances by all the actors. Sponsor 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. Show Notes ‣ Director Denis Villeneuve and Sound Team on Dune | Sound + Image Lab: https://youtu.be/eWV3Om6oHCM ‣ The Sound of Dune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L2MzJKWAuQ ‣ 'Dune' Director Denis Villeneuve Breaks Down the Gom Jabbar Scene | Vanity Fair: https://youtu.be/GoAA0sYkLI0 📺 Watch this episode on the Beyond the Screenplay on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-5IVxQcEa2I 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:30:45
October 29, 2021
Episode 102: The Ring 📼
The BTS team discusses their first memories of watching the film, why it sits somewhere between an average B-horror flick and a "prestige" film, and how it manages to maintain tension while lacking any kind of "monster." Sponsor 🚀 To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/BeyondTheScreenplay/ and sign up for free. The first 200 people that visit that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. Show Notes 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Website: http://beyondthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:20:31
October 22, 2021
Patreon Preview: No Time to Die
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on No Time to Die, the team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3DWEbbR Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
16:36
October 19, 2021
Episode 101: Psycho
The BTS team discusses Psycho's expert filmmaking, its control of information through character point-of-view, and what exactly—if anything—Hitchcock was trying to say. Sponsor Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer for free. Show Notes Lindsay Ellis: Tracing the Roots of Pop Culture Transphobia: https://youtu.be/cHTMidTLO60 Dsiclosure: https://www.disclosurethemovie.com/about Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:19:04
October 15, 2021
Episode 100: No Country for Old Men
The BTS team discusses the complex themes No Country For Old Men wrestles with, the film's dry, unexpected sense of humor, and the fascinating abstract ideas Anton Chigurh represents Sponsor Try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Tricia's Wisecrack video on No Country for Old Men: https://youtu.be/cQEAZlNQbxY Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:37:38
October 08, 2021
Patreon Preview: The Fifth Element
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Fifth Element, the team tries to make sense of what this movie even is. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3uNPKiw Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
19:20
October 05, 2021
Episode 99: Skyfall
The BTS team discusses Skyfall's incredible cinematography, the film's overall place in the James Bond franchise, and the characters' relationships, including the poignant send-off of M. Sponsor Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer for free. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:14:05
October 01, 2021
What We’re Watching: Foundation (Episodes 1 & 2)
In this first episode of a patron-exclusive mini-series, the BTS team discusses the challenges in adapting the books to the screen, the differences between sociological and psychological storytelling, and their expectations and initial reactions to these first two episodes. To listen to the upcoming weekly episodes on the AppleTV+ show, Foundation, support us on Patreon by signing up for a $5+ tier: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Just Write’s video, "Isaac Asimov, Game of Thrones: How to Write Sociological Stories”: https://youtu.be/jCsCq4Qo9P4  Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
42:33
September 28, 2021
Episode 98: Blade Runner 2049
The BTS team discusses Blade Runner 2049's mood-centric approach to a sequel, the evolution of Replicants from the original film, and if K's arc depends upon the story's [slow] pacing. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:30:56
September 24, 2021
Episode 97: Amélie
The BTS team discusses how Amélie fits into a specific era of whimsical films, how it achieves its bittersweet tone, and how its romantic plot opens up the main characters to the larger community around them. Sponsor To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/BeyondTheScreenplay/and sign up for free. The first 200 people that visit that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer for free. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:17:16
September 17, 2021
Episode 96: Ex Machina (with Sage Hyden of Just Write)
The BTS team once again welcomes back Sage Hyden (Just Write) to discuss how Ex Machina controls the information it reveals to the audience, the clever design of Ava’s character, and how the film invites varied readings of its deeper meaning. Show Notes Sage's YouTube channel, Just Write: https://www.youtube.com/user/mythicalsage Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Sage Hyden: https://twitter.com/sagehyden Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:14:45
September 10, 2021
Episode 95: Black Swan (with Maggie Mae Fish)
The BTS team welcomes YouTube creator Maggie Mae Fish to discuss how Black Swan cleverly borrows horror movie elements, the way the filmmaking balances technical precision and an organic messiness, and manages to make a psychological thriller very accessible through a simple plot construction. Sponsor Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer for free. Show Notes Maggie Mae Fish's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MaggieMaeFish/ Maggie Mae Fish on Twitter: @MaggieMaeFish SoundWorks Collection, the Sound of Black Swan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1x0I5_OFz0 Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:06:38
September 03, 2021
Episode 94: Whiplash
The BTS team discusses Damien Chazelle's stunning debut film: the central theme of the obsessed artist, why the cinematography and editing is so visceral, and how the finale plays out more like a battle than a jazz concert. Show Notes Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:08
August 27, 2021
Patreon Preview: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the team shares how their feelings on the film may or may not have changed since their first viewing. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/2WdQNLP Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
14:57
August 25, 2021
Episode 93: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The BTS team discusses the film's similarities to Raiders of the Lost Ark, the brilliant unification of MacGuffin and Henry Jones Sr., and the magnetism Harrison Ford brings to the character of Indiana Jones. Sponsors To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/BeyondTheScreenplay/ and sign up for free. The first 200 people that visit that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer for free. Show Notes Listen to our episode on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: https://www.patreon.com/posts/55114743 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Guest editors: Caleb Burg, Graham Haerther Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:40:55
August 20, 2021
Episode 92: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The BTS team discusses Temple of Doom's dramatically different approach to an Indiana Jones story, the character design of Willie Scott, and which action sequences in the film really work (and which ones don't). Sponsor Try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Guest editors: Caleb Burg, Graham Haerther Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:28:06
August 13, 2021
Episode 91: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
The BTS team celebrates 750 patrons by diving into the first Indiana Jones movie: how it crafts and introduces a hero, what makes the actions sequences so engaging, and why Marion Ravenwood is the best "Jones girl." Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Guest editors: Caleb Burg, Graham Haerther Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:27:29
August 06, 2021
Episode 90: Moonlight
The BTS team discusses Moonlight's evocative screenwriting and cinematography, the film's triptych structure, and how Barry Jenkins externalizes Chiron's inner journey. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:13:55
July 30, 2021
Episode 89: Mean Girls
The BTS team tries to make fetch happen. Sponsor To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/BeyondTheScreenplay/ and sign up for free. The first 200 people that visit that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:15:46
July 23, 2021
Episode 88: Heat
The BTS team discusses Heat's surprisingly quiet midpoint dialogue scene, the film's incredible iconic shootout, and how both central characters' arcs engage the themes of family, loyalty, and crime. Sponsor Try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Listen to our discussion of Loki Episode 6 on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3zh5k7p List to our patron-exclusive episode on The Departed: https://www.patreon.com/posts/53057155 Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Maggie Mae Fish's video, "Myth of the Auteur": https://youtu.be/yr65ZIWoD6c Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:31:03
July 16, 2021
Episode 87: Titanic
The BTS team discusses Titanic's incredible cultural impact, Rose's characterization and moving character arc, and what it took for James Cameron to make the biggest disaster movie of all time. Show Notes Listen to our discussion of Loki Episode 5 on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3dXALLG Listen to Brian's Missing Frame's episode on Titanic: https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-76-titanic List to our patron-exclusive episode on The Departed: https://www.patreon.com/posts/53057155 Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:29:48
July 09, 2021
Episode 86: Forrest Gump vs. Benjamin Button (with Patrick H. Willems)
The BTS team welcomes back YouTube creator Patrick Willems to compare Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The team discusses the films' strangely similar premises, dissects the movies' plot structures and filmmaking techniques, and debates the overall effectiveness of the stories' differing tones. Show Notes Patrick's video on Robert Zemeckis: https://youtu.be/JKe8qCzPdkI Patrick Willems on Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrickhwillems Listen to our discussion of Loki Episode 3 on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3hbxH0w Tricia's movie recommendation: Bacurau (2019) by Kleber Mendonça Filho Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:28:39
July 02, 2021
Episode 85: Nightcrawler
The BTS team discusses Nightcrawler's heightened sense of reality, how the unconventional direction contributes to the film's voyeuristic feel, and why Lou Bloom's story satirizes success in a bloodthirsty society. Show Notes Listen to our discussion of Loki Episode 3 on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3zZOF9h Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:08:38
June 25, 2021
What We’re Watching: Loki (Ep. 1&2)
In this first episode of a patron-exclusive mini-series, the BTS team discusses the formal aspects of the new Marvel shows, how the first episode of Loki delivers exposition while being fun, and how the second episode explores the show's relationship to the crime genre. To listen to the upcoming weekly episodes on Loki, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince Major: https://twitter.com/VinceMajor Edited by Eric Schneider: https://twitter.com/ImEricSchneider Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
49:02
June 18, 2021