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Welcome to Screenplay Book Club! Grab a script and read some movies with us!

Dec 14, 2017

This week, we talk about the perfect crime, create a Star Wars intro scroll, and air our grievances about the (ironically) not so stellar script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Things to Consider:

  1. Characters?
  2. Rey’s journey and believability in a fantastical world?
  3. Is it a satisfying stand-alone story?
  4. Predictions...


Dec 7, 2017

This week, we come with brand new charity apps and we discuss the Christmas classic, Die Hard by Jeb Stuart with revisions by Steven E. DeSouza!

Things to Consider:

  1. Can you argue Hans as the hero of his own story?
  2. Chekhov’s gun set-ups and pay-offs?
  3. Action movie action blocks; how did they read for you?

 

Matt's...


Nov 30, 2017

This week, we discuss our Black Fridays, consider how the universe all comes together sometimes, and then head back to New Jersey as we discuss Garden State written by Zach Braff.

Things to Consider:

  1. Is Largeman a relatable protagonist? Why or why not?
  2. Conflict & tension?
  3. Directing on the page?


Matt's Thing to...


Nov 23, 2017

This week, we're joined again by special guest Lilli Bartlett to make mouth noises, and then really break into the pretty painful screenplay for Mall Cop: Blart 2 (or Paul Blart Mall Cop 2) by Nick Bakay & Kevin James.

Things to Consider:

  1. Why?
  2. Wait, what?
  3. ...Laaaadies?

Matt's Thing to Consider: Lego Digital...


Nov 16, 2017

This week, Matt and Hunter figure out the next gritty fairy tale movie, we talk about Hunter's burrito dream, and we try to figure out #WheresWardo while we discuss Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for The Social Network (based on the book by Ben Mezrich)!

Things to Consider:

  1. How does the split timelines help the script? Do...