Episode 9: Gone Girl

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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

LFTS Merch


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Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla

Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA

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


Episode 8: Adaptation

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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


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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

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


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Episode 7: Independence Day (feat. Lindsay Ellis)

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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


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)


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Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla

Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA

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


Episode 6: The Silence of the Lambs

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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


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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

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


Episode 5: Good Will Hunting

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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


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

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

Episode 4: Groundhog Day

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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


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

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

Episode 3: Searching (feat. Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian)

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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


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Movie References:

Aneesh Chaganty's Google Glass short film "Seeds": https://youtu.be/nvo6ls7edUQ


Find us on Social Media

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

Episode 2: The Devil Wears Prada

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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


Sponsor:

CuriosityStream: http://curiositystream.com/screenplay


Book References (w/Affiliate Links):

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger


Find us on Twitter

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

Episode 1: Shaun of the Dead

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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

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

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