Derek Haas joins Craig and John for a discussion on refrigerator logic, gay slurs, and Derek’s many projects.
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Scriptnotes, 83: A city born of fire | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
Scriptnotes, 91: Bechdel and Batman | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 91st Scriptnotes, John and Craig talk Bechdel, superheroes, and life as an unknown screenwriter.
Scriptnotes, 92: The Little Mermaid | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 92nd Scriptnotes, John and Craig break down Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Movies that play with the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Groundhog Day was billed as a screwball romantic comedy when it was first released in 1993. Twenty years on, it’s now being described as a ‘profound work of metaphysics’. To us, it’s a film with an interesting cut on the future. Groundhog Day’s screenwriter Danny Rubin is among our guests as we look at a clutch of films that deal with futuristic themes in surprising, and sometimes unexpected, ways.
Danny Rubin, Screenwriter of ‘Groundhog Day’ and Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.
Mike Jones, Screenwriter, novelist, creative developer & producer. Lecturer in Screen Studies, Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Lauren Rosewarne, Writer, commentator and Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Richard Watson, Futurist and co-author of ‘Future Vision: scenarios for the world in 2040’.
Danny Rubin’s website (http://www.dannyrubin.com/)
Mike Jones’s website (http://www.mikejones.tv/)
Lauren Rosewarne’s website (http://www.laurenrosewarne.com/)
Richard Watson’s website (http://www.nowandnext.com/?action=misc&subaction=who_is)
Atlantic Magazine article on Groundhog Day (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/03/reliving-groundhog-day/309223/)
Guardian article on Groundhog Day (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/07/groundhog-day-perfect-comedy-for-ever)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Another Earth’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Earth)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Sunshine_of_the_Spotless_Mind)
Wikipedia entry on ‘Dr Strangelove’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove)
Scriptnotes, 81: Veronica Mars Attacks | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 81st Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, the release of Highland, and 3 of Emma Coats’ 22 story rules.
Scriptnotes, 80: Rhythm and Blues | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 80th Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss the current state of the American VFX industry before diving into the mailbag for some listener questions.
Scriptnotes, 72: People still buy movies | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 72nd Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss the home video market in 2012 and UltraViolet before diving into four Three Page Challenge entries.
New Year’s resolutions I DON’T recommend; What art & religion have in common & how to learn to love early mornings. PLUS: Music by Good Old War!
Scriptnotes, 53: Action is… | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
Action a part of the craft that often goes unnoticed, but smartly-written action pays dividends, helping readers see the movie you want them to make.
Ever since the first Toy Story came out and brought us all to tears, screenwriters around the world have wondered what happens in the secretive Pixar writing room.
ScreenwritingU brings you the inside story to what really happens behind closed doors when writers get to create a movie for Pixar with our one-on-one podcast interview with Brave screenwriter Mark Andrews.
Brave tells the story a Scottish princess who doesn’t want to go through the process of having an arranged marriage. But oh, do her parents have a different idea. When the princess finds a magical out to her big dilemma, things start to get very odd in Scotland.
Screenwriter Mark Andrews, who showed up for the premiere Monday wearing a kilt, is just the man to write and direct this kind of story. He knows there’s no such thing as magic. It’s all about hard work.
“I call the story process alchemy,” says the long time Pixar employee who has worked on titles such a The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Many consider him to be Pixar bigwig Brad Bird’s “right-hand-man.”
“We’re trying to turn lead into gold,” Andrews says of the process of writing. That’s not too tough when you have a room full of Pixar writers, right?
Believe it or not, it’s tough for them, too. The writers usually sit around a big table, which Andrews describes as “chaotic,” arguing and improving scenes as ideas come to them. “Especially with these original tales, it’s hard to do because you’re doing it from scratch,” Andrews explains of the grueling process of designing a story that moves the audience emotionally but is fun and fast, too.
So, what’s the secret then? How does Pixar leap over those hurdles producing successful stories time and time again? “We go into it intellectually,” Andrews says. “But we come out of it using our guts.” So, there is no science. Not really.
You just have a use a little magic, which according to Andrews, comes from inside.
Andrews screenwriting credit list includes John Carter, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Andrews was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2006. Brave releases in theaters Friday, June 22.
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