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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 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 9, 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 2, 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
Episode 84: A Quiet Place: Part II
The BTS team discusses the movie’s tense action sequences, what John Krasinski's directing brings to the movie, and what makes for a satisfying sequel. 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
01:07:11
June 11, 2021
Episode 83: The Mummy (1999)
The BTS team discusses The Mummy's comedy twist on a classic adventure story, the film's effective focus on Rick and Evie's romance, and why the lead performances and characters ultimately make this movie an undying fan favorite. Sponsor Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 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
01:13:15
June 4, 2021
Episode 82: The Iron Giant
The BTS team discusses The Iron Giant’s midcentury look and influences, the film’s unique place in animation history, and whether the story’s allegorical elements support its powerful nonviolent theme. Sponsor The next generation of Ting Mobile is here! See how much you could save at http://screenplay.ting.com and get $25 off your phone bill today. Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 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
01:02:08
May 28, 2021
Episode 81: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The BTS team discusses Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s efficient opening sequence, the film’s meticulous pacing and striking style, and how every detail of Celine Sciamma’s directorial vision ultimately tells a powerful story of equality. Sponsor You can 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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:24:27
May 21, 2021
Episode 80: Lost in Translation
The LFTS team discusses Lost In Translation's strong sense of style and mood, the characters' relationship and stakes, and why the film's inaudible final line makes for the perfect ending. 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
01:11:36
May 14, 2021
Episode 79: Mass Effect (with Mark Brown of Game Maker's Toolkit)
The LFTS team welcomes Mark Brown, creator of the YouTube channel Game Maker's Toolkit, to talk about the design of Commander Shepard, the epic ending of Mass Effect 2, and our personal experiences with Mass Effect. Show Notes "Commanding Shepard" | Game Maker's Toolkit: https://youtu.be/bm0S4cn_rfw Mark Brown on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gamemakerstk Dynamic Level Design in Mass Effect 3’s "Cure the Genophage" Mission | Story Mode: 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
01:02:43
May 7, 2021
Episode 78: Paddington 1 & 2 (with Patrick H. Willems)
The LFTS team once again welcomes back Patrick H. Willems to discuss the movies' meticulous filmmaking, the design of the wonderful antagonists, and what makes Paddington such a heartwarming character. Show Notes Patrick's video on Paddington: https://youtu.be/LSq0308_g7c Patrick Willems on Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrickhwillems 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
01:09:50
April 30, 2021
Episode 77: The Big Lebowski
The LFTS team discusses The Big Lebowski's hilarious dialogue and supporting characters, the film's philosophical subtext and themes, and the enduring mystique of "The Dude." Sponsor You can 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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:21:36
April 23, 2021
Episode 76: Breaking Bad (The Pilot Episode)
The LFTS team discusses Breaking Bad’s exemplary pilot episode, including its solid narrative structure, efficient scene work, and how it sets up the stylistic and character elements that made the show one of the greatest TV series ever. "What Am I Watching" Generators (made by Brian): What is Tricia Watching? https://perchance.org/95mnadej8u What is Alex Watching? https://perchance.org/eel631cd2z What is Michael Watching? https://perchance.org/mc0h3emk2h 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
01:25:42
April 16, 2021
Episode 75: Knives Out (with Sage Hyden)
The LFTS team once again welcomes back Sage Hyden (Just Write) to discuss Knives Out's clever genre-switching, how the film controls information, and why Rian Johnson's take on a whodunit feels modern and classic at the same time. 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
01:17:58
April 9, 2021
Episode 74: The Disaster Artist
The LFTS team discusses The Disaster Artist's "buddy comedy" structure, the meta narrative surrounding the making of The Room, and the endless enigmatic appeal of Tommy Wiseau as a person and character. Show Notes Check out our video commentary watch-along track for The Room: https://www.patreon.com/posts/49356072 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
01:06:12
April 1, 2021
Episode 73: The Favourite 🐇
The LFTS team discusses The Favourite’s three iconic central performances, the dialogue’s bawdy sense of humor, and how the wide-angle cinematography enhances the film’s absurd tone and themes. Sponsor Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 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
01:22:20
March 26, 2021
Episode 72: Edge of Tomorrow
The LFTS team discusses Edge of Tomorrow’s surprising approach to a time-loop premise, the filmmaker’s decision to expand the world of the story, and why the beach scene makes for such a thrilling set piece. 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
01:14:09
March 19, 2021
Episode 71: Moulin Rouge!
The LFTS team discusses Moulin Rouge!’s frenetic editing, debates the place of excess and melodrama in entertainment, and praises the film’s lavish final act. Sponsor Get a free trial of Skillshare premium membership! http://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay After signing up, check out the class: "Video Editing Techniques: A Practical Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Edits" 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
01:24:60
March 12, 2021
Episode 70: The Lighthouse (with Maggie Mae Fish)
The LFTS team welcomes YouTube creator Maggie Mae Fish to discuss The Lighthouse's dense mythic symbolism, both leads' committed performances, and how the film's incredible attention to detail makes up its haunting atmosphere. Show Notes Maggie Mae Fish's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MaggieMaeFish/ Maggie Mae Fish on Twitter: @MaggieMaeFish 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
01:02:07
March 5, 2021
Episode 69: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The LFTS team discusses the function of Birdman’s one-shot visual style, the binary of theme of art vs. entertainment, and different readings of the film’s ambiguous ending. Sponsor Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 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
01:06:14
February 26, 2021
Episode 68: Our Favorite Films of the 2000s
The LFTS team counts down our favorite films of 2000-2009, discusses what makes various films important to each of us, and uncovers a few surprises along the way. 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
59:32
February 19, 2021
Episode 67: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The LFTS team discusses Eternal Sunshine’s translation from script to screen, the characters’ conflicting desires, and why embracing paradox at every level enriches this bittersweet masterpiece. Sponsor Get a free trial of Skillshare Premium membership: http://skillshare.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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:35:16
February 12, 2021
Episode 66: Hidden Figures
The LFTS team discusses Hidden Figures’s cleverly constructed subplots, the story’s relationship with historical accuracy, and the filmmakers’ strategic approach to getting the film made. 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
01:08:13
February 5, 2021
Episode 65: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
In this third and final episode on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the LFTS team discusses the filmmakers’ incredible dedication to getting the series made, when adding “movie stuff” is the right call in the adaptation process, and how Return of the King’s many endings enrich the trilogy’s themes. Sponsor Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 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
01:56:13
January 29, 2021
Episode 64: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
In this second of three episodes on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the LFTS team discusses the technical and character aspects of Gollum’s appeal, the films’ theatrical cuts vs. extended editions, and the challenges of the middle parts of trilogies. 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
01:27:57
January 22, 2021
Episode 63: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 🗡
In this first of three episodes on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the LFTS team discusses Fellowship’s compelling quest narrative, the series’ historical, grounded feeling, and the palpable love the filmmakers poured into all three films. Sponsor Use this link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:21:39
January 15, 2021
Episode 62: Soul
The LFTS team discusses Soul’s blended soundtrack and score, the story’s powerful imagery, and what the theme of finding one's "spark" means to each of us personally. Show Notes Inside Pixar S1E1 — Inspired: Kemp Powers, Writing Something Real: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/inside-pixar/QvnA6QJC9SYi Soul Stories Podcast: Pete Docter & Dana Murray: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2XHaIJnqN64tJWC9tVNIVC?si=AlNVbPbnRhGQvq4Wn8c3QA  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
01:21:37
January 8, 2021
Episode 61: Mank
The LFTS team discusses Mank's "old Hollywood" visual style, the scripts's unusual structure and meandering plot, and where the film fits into  David Fincher's filmography. Sponsor You can 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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:16:19
December 28, 2020
Episode 60: The Muppet Christmas Carol 🎁
The LFTS team discusses A Christmas Carol's clear five-act structure, the balance of humor and sincerity in a Muppet movie, and why Scrooge's journey always feels emotional. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Maggie Mae Fish's video series on Zack Snyder: https://youtu.be/DOd6ZYZE5uA 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
December 18, 2020
Episode 59: Run
The LFTS team chats with the creative team behind Run, Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian, about working with actors, the challenges of making a feature film, and the unique state of the film industry. Run is available now on Hulu. Sponsor Use this link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/BTS Show Notes Find Sev and Aneesh on Twitter: Sev Ohanian: https://twitter.com/SevOhanian Aneesh Chaganty: https://twitter.com/aneeshchaganty 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
01:03:53
December 11, 2020
Episode 58: A Few Good Men
The LFTS team discusses A Few Good Men’s ostentatious character intros, the complexities of Aaron Sorkin’s dialogue, and what makes Col. Jessep such an intimidating villain. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:20:37
November 27, 2020
Episode 57: The Last of Us Part II (with Sage Hyden)
To celebrate the launch of Story Mode, our new video game-focused channel, the LFTS team discusses The Last of Us Part II with Sage Hyden of Just Write. They discuss the game's emotional gut punches, shifting perspectives, and ambitious narrative. Check out our new channel, Story Mode: https://www.youtube.com/c/StoryModeOn/ Show Notes Check out Sage's great video on The Last of Us Part 2 on his channel Just Write: https://youtu.be/jmivMh8Dpug All the Patreons! Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Story Mode Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StoryModeOn Just Write Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justwrite 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
01:35:39
November 17, 2020
Episode 56: V for Vendetta
The LFTS team discusses V for Vendetta's unique genre-blending, why plot logistics don't always need to be overly-clear, and how the film embraces its theme of "artists using lies to tell the truth." 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
01:20:23
November 5, 2020
Episode 55: Coraline
The LFTS team discusses Coraline's stunning stop-motion cinematography, the filmmakers' incredible attention to detail, and how all these elements and more perfectly express the story's theme. Show Notes LFTS Video on Coraline: https://youtu.be/NR3Q3IAMVXM  Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Michael on Alex Goes Bananas: https://watchnebula.com/videos/alex-goes-bananas-7-moulin-rouge-feat-lessons-from-the-screenplay 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
01:16:47
October 23, 2020
Episode 54: Black Panther
The LFTS team praises Black Panther's inspirational vision of the future, the complexities of each character, and how the film impressively engages its politically charged material. Show Notes LFTS Video on Black Panther: https://youtu.be/rML_5rkQ2bM 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
01:21:22
October 16, 2020
Episode 53: Stranger Things
The LFTS team discusses the cultural impact of Stranger Things, the differences between the first three seasons, and how the series balances nostalgia, horror, and fun coming-of-age stories all at the same time. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS Video on Stranger Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rxss4wEL4w Michael's appearance on "Missing Frames" talking about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-92-the-curious-case-of-benjamin-button 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
01:14:28
September 30, 2020
Episode 52: Moonrise Kingdom
The LFTS team compares our levels of tolerance for Wes Anderson’s stilted style, breaks down how the film attempts to establish weighty stakes, and discusses why Moonrise Kingdom’s form is the perfect expression of its bittersweet theme. Show Notes LFTS Video on Moonrise Kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_5lCnwDEo4 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
01:16:01
September 18, 2020
Episode 51: Collateral
The LFTS team discusses Collateral’s gritty portrayal of Los Angeles at night, the film’s tightly-contained plot and structure, and why the dual character arcs of Max and Vincent feel so complex. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Tricia's book, Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey Story: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0700629807/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YjBtFbR4WCRHN https://kansaspress.ku.edu/home/new-notable/978-0-7006-2980-0.html 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
01:20:22
September 11, 2020
Episode 50: The Dark Knight Rises (with Sage Hyden)
In the culmination of the 3-part series on the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy, members of the LFTS team are joined by Sage Hayden from the YouTube channel Just Write. They discuss the unique nature of this film, opportunities for structural improvement and, of course, the Bane voice. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Sage's channel, Just Write: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0L2ZdYfiq-tsAXb8IXpQg 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
01:13:37
August 28, 2020
Episode 49: The Dark Knight
The LFTS team discusses The Dark Knight's unique structure, disturbing themes, and its enduring legacy. Plus, you know, how amazing Heath Ledger's performance is. Show Notes LFTS Video on The Dark Knight: https://youtu.be/pFUKeD3FJm8 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
01:42:32
August 21, 2020
Episode 48: Batman Begins
The LFTS team discusses Christopher Nolan’s grounded approach to the previously goofy Batman franchise, how the structure of Batman Begins accomplishes crucial setup work for the rest of Nolan’s trilogy, and why the social and psychological themes at the heart of all Batman stories remain so compelling. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay You can 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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:19:02
August 14, 2020
Episode 47: Dark
The LFTS team discusses the thrilling difficulty of following Dark’s plot, the show’s thematic debate about free will and determinism, and whether or not it’s possible to deliver a satisfying ending in modern TV. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Check out Story Mode: https://watchnebula.com/storymode 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
01:35:14
July 31, 2020
Episode 46: Trainspotting
The LFTS team discusses Trainspotting’s adrenaline-fueled opening sequence, debates the film’s approach to its difficult and gritty subject matter, and dives into the tragicomic character arcs of Renton and his mates. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:17:29
July 17, 2020
Episode 45: Pride & Prejudice
The LFTS team discusses the delightful wittiness of Jane Austen’s writing, Joe Wright’s clever, more realistic approach to a classic period film, and why Mr. Darcy’s romantic appeal has stood the test of time. 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
01:18:60
July 3, 2020
Episode 44: Mad Men
The LFTS team discusses Mad Men’s striking use of symbolic imagery, what the show suggests about American advertising and ideals, and the complex psychology that fuels the characters’ stories. Show Notes LFTS video on Mad Men: https://youtu.be/uQ1Rbdi189w 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
01:15:15
June 26, 2020
Episode 43: Jaws 🦈
The LFTS team discusses how Brody, Hooper, and Quint make the perfect team, Jaws's grueling production process, and why constraints and delays on a movie can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on Jaws: https://youtu.be/ZzMwYb8Z5hA 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
01:23:05
June 19, 2020
Episode 42: Apocalypse Now 🚁
The LFTS team discusses Coppola's ambitious filmmaking, the merits of simplicity in story design, and the harrowing behind-the-scenes struggle to get the film made. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Our Patron-exclusive episode on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37388449 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
01:21:56
June 5, 2020
Episode 41: Captain America: Civil War
The LFTS team debates whether the MCU movies are products or films, if Bucky is a real character or a plot point, and if Civil War successfully shifted the Infinity Saga into engaging long-form storytelling. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS Video "Iron Man vs. Captain America — The Complete Character Arcs": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_H2FxuOWs Our Patron-exclusive episode on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37388449 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
01:22:34
May 29, 2020
Episode 40: Inside Llewyn Davis
The LFTS team discusses Inside Llewyn Davis’s cyclical structure, the metaphorical meaning of the cat, and why the film’s music makes the themes and characters so compelling. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.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 Website: http://lessonsfromthescreenplay.com For Inquiries and Booking: Vince@Plusfortyseven.com
01:07:50
May 8, 2020
Episode 39: Sunset Boulevard
The LFTS team discusses the surprising similarities between Sunset Boulevard and Parasite, dissects some of the film’s complex symbols, and hails the long-enduring genius of Billy Wilder. Show Notes Alex & Michael's Time Travel Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTO0ogdNMdY 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
01:08:55
May 1, 2020
Episode 38: Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
The LFTS team chats with screenwriter and showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna about how she approaches breaking a story, the appeal of skewering genre on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and why The Devil Wears Prada remains so beloved today.  Show Notes Aline Brosh McKenna: https://twitter.com/alinebmckenna 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
01:05:17
April 24, 2020
Episode 37: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The LFTS team discusses the film's “hippie Western” characters and themes, the intriguing ambiguity in the three central characters’ relationships, and why the movie’s humor is so surprising and effective. 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
01:09:18
April 17, 2020
Episode 36: Jurassic Park 🦖
The LFTS team discusses our childlike obsession with dinosaurs, Jurassic Park's landmark visual effects and brilliant sound design, and how the characters represent two sides of a rich thematic debate. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on Jurassic Park: https://youtu.be/VWz1E3oHd8w Jurassic Park Film Goofs Wikia: https://jurassicpark.fandom.com/wiki/Jurassic_Park_Film_Goofs 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
01:30:50
April 10, 2020
Episode 35: A Quiet Place
The LFTS team discusses the importance of sound in cinema, the power of characters having a "ghost," and when to get experimental with your screenplay formatting. Show Notes LFTS video on A Quiet Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-s81-Wl2v0 Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Scott Pilgrim vs. the World patron-exclusive episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/35472537 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
01:14:33
April 3, 2020
Episode 34: Parasite
The LFTS team (remotely!) discusses Parasite’s shocking midpoint reversal, how the film uses symbols and motifs to concretize abstract themes about class, and why a South Korean satire was able to resonate across the globe. Sponsor The first 500 listeners to use this link get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Once you sign up, look for Greg McKeown's class, "Simple Productivity: How to Accomplish More With Less." Show Notes LFTS video on Parasite: https://youtu.be/he3x5flTFPg 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
01:12:10
March 27, 2020
Episode 33: Arrival
The LFTS team breaks down the difference between the Arrival script and the short story, how the themes of communication and choice are woven throughout, and the power of film as its own language. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Michael's recommendation: VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media Alex's recommendation: A Faithful Man Show Notes LFTS video on Arrival: https://youtu.be/QTxvzkwVsQE 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
01:11:11
March 13, 2020
Episode 32: Casino Royale
The LFTS team discusses what audiences expect from a James Bond movie, Casino Royale’s place in the overall Bond timeline, and why so much of the film seems fresh and exciting. Show Notes LFTS video on Casino Royale: https://youtu.be/_GdBnwXLJdI 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
01:15:29
February 28, 2020
Episode 31: Our Favorite Films of the 2010s
The LFTS team counts down their favorite films of 2010-2019, compares what they want from a movie, and unpacks the writing and filmmaking techniques in some of cinema's newest classics. Sponsor The first 500 listeners to use this link get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Once you sign up, look for Thomas Frank's class, "Real Productivity: How to Build Habits That Last" 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
01:06:37
February 21, 2020
Episode 30: When Harry Met Sally
The LFTS team discusses When Harry Met Sally's elegant use of time, unpacks the Jess and Marie subplot, and lauds Nora Ephron's iconic monologue and dialogue writing skills. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on When Harry Met Sally: https://youtu.be/kR2pLUHBgGM Brian’s appearance on Missing Frames discussing Titanic: https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-76-titanic 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
01:12:24
February 14, 2020
Episode 29: Logan
The LFTS team discusses Logan’s family dynamics, the incredible performances from all three lead actors, and why making a smaller, darker superhero film sometimes yields powerful results. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on Logan: https://youtu.be/HUgYoT_xEFY 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
01:11:20
January 31, 2020
Episode 28: Children of Men
The LFTS team discusses why Children of Men is the perfect marriage of technique and subject matter, the layered iconography of the film, and how the exposition and world building are delivered effortlessly from the very first scene. Sponsor Start your 2 month free trial of Skillshare by going to https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Temi Coker's class: "Digital Poster Design: Combining Images & Type for Powerful Visual" Show Notes LFTS video on Children of Men: https://youtu.be/HUgYoT_xEFY 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
01:23:46
January 17, 2020
Episode 27: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The LFTS team chats with the writing team behind Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order about the process of writing a video game and the unique place the story sits in the chronology of the Star Wars Saga. Sponsor Start your 2 month free trial of Skillshare by going to https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Brandon Woelfel's class: "Instagram-Worthy Photography: Shoot, Edit & Share" Show Notes Aaron Contreras, Narrative Lead: https://twitter.com/AaronContreras Megan Fausti, Game Writer: https://twitter.com/khoriander Respawn Entertainment: https://www.respawn.com/ 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
01:02:38
January 10, 2020
Episode 26: Star Wars — The New Films
The LFTS team discusses the new Disney Star Wars films, exploring the various things that we want from a Star Wars movie and how to make a film that has that ineffable "Star Wars feeling." Show Notes LFTS video on Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens: https://youtu.be/gsIQa7sH5_Y LFTS video on The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/GYN2Lp9oHMk 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
02:24:13
December 16, 2019
Episode 25: Star Wars — The Prequel Trilogy
In this second of three episodes on the Star Wars Saga, the LFTS team discusses the good, the bad, and the valuable filmmaking lessons found The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Sponsor Start your 2 month free trial of Skillshare by going to https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Sabaa Tahir's Class: "Writing Authentic Fiction: How to Build a Believable Character" Show Notes LFTS video on Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens: https://youtu.be/gsIQa7sH5_Y LFTS video on The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/GYN2Lp9oHMk 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
01:43:49
December 6, 2019
Episode 24: Star Wars — The Original Trilogy
In this first of three episodes on the Star Wars Saga, the LFTS team discusses the amazing storytelling found in the original films, how the filmmaking evolved with each new entry, and why the force is so strong with these movies. Show Notes LFTS video on Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens: https://youtu.be/gsIQa7sH5_Y LFTS video on The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/GYN2Lp9oHMk 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
01:30:04
December 2, 2019
Episode 23: Blade Runner
The LFTS team discusses how Blade Runner expertly borrows from film noir, how the themes evolved for the sequel, and which version of the film is best. Show Notes LFTS video on Blade Runner: https://youtu.be/_tbvMzqk3F4 Patron-exclusive episode on Terminator: Dark Fate: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31503413 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
01:15:02
November 22, 2019
Episode 22: The Shining
The LFTS team discusses the psychological power of creepiness, whether or not the movie’s magic is intentional, and how the very process of writing can be terrifying.  Sponsor  You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on The Shining: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv8KroxoAhk Michael discussing The Exorcist on the podcast "Missing Frames": https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-71-the-exorcist 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
01:18:04
October 30, 2019
Episode 21: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The LFTS team discusses how the evolution of technology influences filmmaking, whether or not an "every-person" still exists in film language, and why Sarah Connor's transformation is important. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS video on Aliens vs. Terminator 2: https://youtu.be/4x9mplwN3Lo 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
01:20:55
October 18, 2019
Episode 20: Aliens
The LFTS team discusses space marines, the differences between horror movies and action movies, and why Ripley's backstory matters. LFTS video on Aliens vs. Terminator 2: https://youtu.be/4x9mplwN3Lo 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
01:05:30
October 8, 2019
Episode 19: Ocean's Eleven
The LFTS team discusses the importance of perspective when revealing information, what constitutes "lying to the audience," and how Ocean's 11 is just so freaking cool. 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
01:07:59
September 20, 2019
Episode 18: The Social Network
The LFTS team discusses the intricate structure of the film, the collaboration between Sorkin and Fincher, and the incredible score. Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Video on The Social Network: https://youtu.be/8IAGH6k17nw 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
01:03:42
September 3, 2019
Episode 17: Inglourious Basterds
The LFTS team discusses the history of nazis as on-screen bad guys, the importance of foreign languages in the film, and all things Tarantino. Mini-episode on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29164600 LFTS Video on Inglourious Basterds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvtOY0YrF-g  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
01:19:13
August 16, 2019
Episode 16: The Matrix (with Patrick (H) Willems)
The LFTS team chats with YouTube creator and filmmaker Patrick (H) Willems about The Matrix's excellent storytelling, its exquisite production design, and why Keanu Reeves was the perfect Neo. Patrick (H) Willems YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/patrickhwillems Can't Get Enough of Keanu Podcast: https://anchor.fm/keanu-podcast Patrick's video on The Matrix's opening scene: https://youtu.be/KyiqyVzD6ec LFTS Video on The Matrix: https://youtu.be/NdSGZ-RNdTw 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
01:05:26
July 31, 2019
Episode 15: Game of Thrones (with Alt Shift X & Just Write)
The LFTS team chats with the creators of YouTube channels Alt Shift X and Just Write about Game of Thrones. We discuss how the mode of storytelling changed in the later seasons, how we as creators approach creating content around for something as hotly debated as Game of Thrones, and how screenwriters and filmmakers should navigate this new world of social media and fan analysis content. Alt Shift X:  YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCveZqqGewoyPiacooywP5Ig Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltShiftX  Just Write: YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mythicalsage  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SageHyden  LFTS Game of Thrones Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgZXDeGjf84  Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay  LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts References: Article on Sociological Storytelling in Game of Thrones: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-of-thrones/  Lindsay Ellis video on Game of Thrones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hys_m3BPTS8 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
01:06:59
July 26, 2019
Episode 14: Before Sunset
The LFTS team discusses the hidden structure of Before Sunset, the relationship of the films in the Before Trilogy, and what we would want from a fourth film in the series. LFTS Before Sunset Video 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
01:14:08
July 19, 2019
Episode 13: John August (Aladdin, Big Fish, Go)
The LFTS team chats with screenwriter John August about his writing process, his latest film, Aladdin, and his screenwriting software, Highland 2.5. John August Scriptnotes Podcast: https://johnaugust.com/scriptnotes Highland 2.5: https://quoteunquoteapps.com/highland-2/ Sponsor CuriosityStream: Get your first 31-days completely free if you sign up at https://curiositystream.com/screenplay and use the promo code ‘screenplay’ (all one word, lowercase, no quotes) during the sign-up process. 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
01:03:30
June 28, 2019
Episode 12: Minority Report
The LFTS team discusses Steven Spielberg's take on film noir (is it actually a film noir?), explore the ways in which the film is such a great example of design fiction, and debate the morality of Precrime. Minority Report LFTS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbMPjas_rRU 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
01:37:58
June 14, 2019
Episode 11: Inside Out
The LFTS team discusses why the Bing Bong scene always makes people cry (and terrifies Michael), the importance of emotional authenticity for authors, and how Inside Out is an example of perfect story structure. Inside Out LFTS Video Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch 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
01:13:52
May 31, 2019
Episode 10: Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame
The LFTS team discusses the unique storytelling challenge inherent in these movies and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has affected our idea of what a film should be. Spider-Man: Homecoming LFTS Video: https://youtu.be/yXSW9JcQnik Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Sponsor Start your 30-day trial  of Audible and get your first audiobook for free by going to http://audible.com/screenplay 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
01:16:50
May 10, 2019
Episode 9: Gone Girl
The LFTS team discusses how Gone Girl came to be the first video on the channel, how the film cleverly reveals its information to the audience, and the complexities of navigating political context and controversy. Gone Girl LFTS Video Beyond the Screenplay Patreon LFTS Merch 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
01:20:41
April 26, 2019
Episode 8: Adaptation
The LFTS team discusses the neurotic brilliance of the movie Adaptation, the process of creating our Adaptation short film, and all the reasons why writing is hard. Adaptation LFTS Video/Short Film: https://youtu.be/bsEkGGc5_OU Beyond the Screenplay Patreon Sponsor Start your 30-day trial  of Audible and get your first audiobook for free by going to http://audible.com/screenplay Show Notes Charlie Kaufman BAFTA Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRfXcWT_oFs Michael & Alex's Old Web Series: http://bit.ly/2P4BeOf Michael's film school "Adaptation-esque" project: http://bit.ly/2P3iyi9 Book References (w/Affiliate Links): Into the Woods by John Yorke Story by Robert McKee 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 http://bit.ly/2v1kw9m
01:29:52
April 12, 2019
Episode 7: Independence Day (with Lindsay Ellis)
The LFTS team chats with video essayist and writer Lindsay Ellis about Independence Day. We discuss her video comparing Independence Day with War of the Worlds, disaster movies in a post-9/11 world, and the challenges of making videos about film on YouTube. Lindsay Ellis's video Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KioF1sTQFtE LFTS Video on Independence Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gu8GQOJhdA Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Lindsay Ellis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chezapoctube Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis Hobbit Video Trilogy: The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Autopsy (Part 1/2) 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
01:10:48
March 29, 2019
Episode 6: The Silence of the Lambs
The LFTS team discusses how our videos can change dramatically as we develop them, the differences between the original screenplay for The Silence of the Lambs and the final film, and how the directorial choices elevated the movie beyond a normal thriller. The Silence of the Lambs LFTS Video: https://youtu.be/bgLSgFDMF1k Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Sponsor Start your 30-day trial  of Audible and get your first audiobook for free by going to http://audible.com/screenplay Show Notes Every Frame a Painting video on The Silence of the Lambs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V-k-p4wzxg Book References (w/Affiliate Links): Into the Woods by John Yorke Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger 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
01:16:01
March 8, 2019
Episode 5: Good Will Hunting
The LFTS team discusses the importance of considering the psychological journey of a character, the lengthy development process of Good Will Hunting, and the MPAA rating system. Good Will Hunting LFTS Video: https://youtu.be/bgLSgFDMF1k Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Book References (w/Affiliate Links): Into the Woods by John Yorke Dan Harmon’s Story Circle Filmmakers mentioned: Gus Van Sant Michael Mann Barry Jenkins 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
01:13:44
March 1, 2019
Episode 4: Groundhog Day
The LFTS team discusses Groundhog Day (1993) and how it exploits its premise, the profound philosophy found within the story, and how to truly force a character to change. Groundhog Day LFTS Video: https://youtu.be/zSQZvAKfwvA Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Book References (w/Affiliate Links): How to Write Groundhog Day by Danny Rubin: https://amzn.to/2X3qgMQ The Hidden Tools of Comedy by Steve Kaplan: https://amzn.to/2SyuNYc 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
01:06:24
February 15, 2019
Episode 3: Searching (with Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian)
The LFTS team interviews Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian, co-writers of Searching (2018), about how they took a traditional thriller story and adapted it to take place entirely on screens, their rigorous approach to collaboration and feedback, and the importance of dis-identifying with your work. Searching LFTS Episode: https://youtu.be/bVFHAvnfW1A Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Sponsor: CuriosityStream: http://curiositystream.com/screenplay Movie References: Aneesh Chaganty's Google Glass short film "Seeds": https://youtu.be/nvo6ls7edUQ Find us on Social Media Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Aneesh Chaganty: https://twitter.com/aneeshchaganty Sev Ohanian: https://twitter.com/SevOhanian 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
01:07:54
February 7, 2019
Episode 2: The Devil Wears Prada
The LFTS team discusses The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and how it efficiently sets up its story in the first ten pages, the long process most scripts go through to become great, and determine that casting Meryl Streep in your movie is a good idea. The Devil Wears Prada LFTS Video: https://youtu.be/-WgzNFEu61o The Devil Wears Prada Screenplay: https://johnaugust.com/Assets/DEVIL_WEARS_PRADA_Full_Script.pdf Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Sponsor: CuriosityStream: http://curiositystream.com/screenplay Book References (w/Affiliate Links): The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 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
01:06:60
February 7, 2019
Episode 1: Shaun of the Dead
The LFTS team discusses Shaun of the Dead (2005) and how story should come from character, the similarities between horror and comedy, and the movies that scared us as kids. Shaun of the Dead LFTS Episode: https://youtu.be/mzqDiSr4jY4 Shaun of the Dead Screenplay: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xmqwcfxa6xqm18/ShaunOfTheDead.pdf Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay Sponsor CuriosityStream: http://curiositystream.com/screenplay Book References (w/Affiliate Links): The Hidden Tools of Comedy by Steve Kaplan: https://amzn.to/2SyuNYc Bossypants by Tina Fey: https://amzn.to/2tbCmpt Screenplay by Syd Field: https://amzn.to/2WPak0n The Art of Fiction by Henry James: https://amzn.to/2BpIs9X 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
01:05:04
February 7, 2019
Trailer — Beyond the Screenplay
“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.
01:30
February 5, 2019