Discussing screenplays in a book club format
a year ago

(500) Days of Summer by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber | #5

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This week, we debate between cold opens and warm opens and then hold a discussion on the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber.

Things to Consider:

  1. Does the film have a positive or negative view of beta males?
  2. Is the film better or worse for having a restrictive POV (staying exclusively with Tom)?
  3. Does the film subvert the expectations you have of a romantic comedy? Would you call this a romantic comedy?
  4. Does jumping around in time aid or ail the screenplay?

Matt's Thing to Consider: The Daily Script (dailyscript.com)
Hunter's Thing to Consider: The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad

Next week's screenplay: Lars and the Real Girl by Nancy Oliver

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