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Oct 7, 2014

Craig and John discuss that delusional period in which you’re convinced your script is the best thing ever written — and the inevitable heartbreak when someone tells you it isn’t. (TPS is close cousins to the Oscar Speech in the Shower.)

 

Also this week: SF terms and tropes, Adam Sandler’s Netflix deal, and...


Sep 30, 2014

Craig and John talk with Guardians co-writer Nicole Perlman about the development of this summer’s blockbuster, and her two years as part of Marvel’s in-house writing program. It’s a great look at how movies get started, and the dozens of drafts you didn’t see on the big screen.

 

Nicole stays with us as we...


Sep 23, 2014

Craig loves the 1990 blockbuster Ghost. John? Ditto. Written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker, Ghost set the template for the modern romantic drama. It was Twilight before Twilight, Titanic before Titanic. It won hearts, weekends and Oscars, including best screenplay.

 

We tackle Ghost scene-by-scene,...


Sep 16, 2014

This week, Craig and John tackle listener questions.

 

Why do some giant books get crammed into a single movie, while others get split into multiple films? How do you write a movie if you can’t even get your computer fixed? What should a screenwriter do if, after nine years of trying, he still can’t catch...


Sep 10, 2014

Craig, John and Aline look back at what's new in the last three years, and make predictions about what's to come.

 

How does Craig feel about his Google Glass? (You can probably guess.) But he really wants his tricorder. John thinks we'll all start wearing VR headsets, and sooner than you think. Aline explains Spanx and...