The Grey by Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers | #48

This week, Matt is introduced to the Globglogabgalab, we discuss Netflix suggestions, briefly talk on Annihilation, and then we break into our full discussion on Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers's script for The Grey!

Things to Consider:

  1. Setting up a story
  2. Fear as a motivator
  3. The final fight

Matt's Thing: La Jatée Hunter's Thing: A Very Fatal Murder

Next week's screenplay: Twelve Monkeys by David Peoples & Janet Peoples

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Sixteen Candles by John Hughes | #47

This week, Hunter feels a little sick in his tum, we discuss a WikiHow illustration, and we're less than pleased with how Sixteen Candles by John Hughes has aged.

Things to Consider:

  1. Geeks and toxic masculinity
  2. Setting a high school story (stereotypes and more!)
  3. Could this be made now?

Matt's Thing: Progress Bar 2018 Hunter's Thing: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Next week's screenplay: The Grey by Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

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Moon by Nathan Parker | #46

This week, we talk about Johnnys and Joes, Matt offers a pro-tip for what to do at work, and we discuss a fun lil sci-fi script called Moon by Nathan Parker (with story by Duncan Jones)!

Things to Consider:

  1. Gerty
  2. Non-action in action lines
  3. Endings as beginnings

Matt's Thing: Planet Coaster Hunter's Thing: Grammarly

Next week's screenplay: Sixteen Candles by John Hughes

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When Harry Met Sally by Nora Ephron | #45

This week, Hunter sings, we break another new podcast we'll maybe eventually make, and we wrap up our Romance Month by discussing the great When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron!

Things to Consider:

  1. Combination of fact and fiction (doc vs. film)
  2. The lack of subplot
  3. The lack of main plot

Matt's Thing to Consider: The Avengers – Defining an Act

Hunter's Thing to Consider: If I Never Speak Again by Hearts Like Lions

Next week's screenplay:Moon by Nathan Parker

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I Love You, Man by John Hamburg | #44

Happy post-Valentine's Day from us at Screenplay Book Club!

This morning, we discover why morning radio is always loud, Hunter drinks from a large cup, and we wake up talking about John Hamburg's first draft to I Love You, Man!

Things to Consider:

  1. Challenging masculinity
  2. Dialogue vs. action
  3. Kiss and make up

Matt's Thing to Consider: A reasonably priced coffee grinder

Hunter's Thing to Consider: Captain Sonar

Next week's screenplay:When Harry Met Sally by Nora Ephron

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A Walk to Remember by Karen Janszen | #43

This week, we discuss haircuts and drinking, our new Crews/Cruise movie named Cruise, and talk about the sappy Nicholas Sparks adaption of A Walk to Remember written by Karen Janszen.

Things to Consider:

  1. Directing on the page
  2. Believability of ANY events
  3. The tropes and “big moments” it hits

Matt's Thing to Consider: "On My Own" by 3LAU

Hunter's Thing to Consider: Tabletopia

Next week's screenplay: I Love You, Manby John Hamburg

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You've Got Mail by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron | #42

This week, Matt and Hunter discuss the Extended Muppet Universe and the beginning of internet dating as we break down You've Got Mail written by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron.

Things to Consider:

  1. Dramatic irony and the slow release of information
  2. Movie romances and their abridged natures
  3. Is Joe a bad guy?

Matt's Thing to Consider: Celeste and its soundtrack

Hunter's Thing to Consider: Logan Lucky

Next week's screenplay: A Walk to Rememberby Karen Janszen

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Snatch by Guy Ritchie | #41

This week, we talk about Matt's birthday wish, big city driving, and how we weren't huge fans of the script for Snatch, written by Guy Ritchie.

Things to Consider:

  1. The amount of characters and keeping them straight
  2. Continuity of timelines
  3. Action blocks

Matt's Thing to Consider: Halo Top Ice Cream

Hunter's Thing to Consider: Tongal

Next week's screenplay: You've Got Mailby Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

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Hidden Figures by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi | #40

This week, we talk about performance reviews, our go to karaoke songs, and we break into our main topic of discussion: the screenplay for Hidden Figures!

Things to Consider:

  1. Rising above what’s expected of you
  2. The ebb and flow of events in the story
  3. Antagonists and low points

Matt's Thing to Consider: come out. you're hiding by Flor

Hunter's Thing to Consider: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Next week's screenplay: Snatchby Guy Ritchie

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Stranger Than Fiction by Zach Helm | #39

This week, we talk about Matt's train ride, we discuss party snacks, and we take a deep dive into Zach Helm's script for Stranger Than Fiction!

Things to Consider:

  1. Creative use of the narrator
  2. A and B stories, what they’re driven by, how they collide

Matt's Thing to Consider: Candles

Hunter's Thing to Consider: Overwatch

Next week's screenplay: Hidden Figures by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

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