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On this podcast, rather than reviewing movies “two thumbs up, two thumbs down, loved it or hated it,” Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger shows you what you can learn from them as screenwriters. We look at good movies, bad movies, movies that we loved, and movies that we hated.

 

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  • Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From?

    February 12, 2019

    Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From? This week we’re going to be talking about Beautiful Boy by Luke Davis and Felix van Groeningen. This is a particularly interesting film to discuss in light of our last podcast where we talked about Destroyer and the use of flashbacks in a movie, because Beautiful Boy is also built around flashbacks, but

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  • Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script

    January 10, 2019

    Learn from Destroyer how to use flashbacks in your script. We’ll discuss the common pitfalls that can make flashbacks dangerous, and the questions you can ask yourself when using flashbacks to determine if your flashbacks are likely to make the structure of your script stronger, or to get in the way.

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  • MANDY: An Interview with Linus Roache

    December 3, 2018

    Jake: I’m here with Linus Roache, a Golden Globe nominated actor that you probably recognize from Homeland, Vikings, Law and Order, Batman Begins, Chronicles of Riddick, Priest and a ton of other features and TV shows. Linus was just in Mandy with Nicolas Cage, so we’re going to be talking a little bit about that movie. And Linus is also a writer in

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  • BlacKkKlansman: Adapting a True Life Story

    October 19, 2018

    This week we’re going to be talking about BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott. When I first went out to see BlacKkKlansman, my hope was that I was going to be able to do a podcast about how to write a movie for a political change— to talk about the confluence of race and politics

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  • SUCCESSION PART 2: How To Write Subtext In Your Dialogue

    September 21, 2018

    In the last podcast we looked at the engine of Succession. We looked at the way each episode was put together, and the way that all these characters come together in each episode to create the season. So today, rather than thinking globally, we’re going to think locally. Rather than looking at the big structure of the piece, we’re going

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