This week, our pop-culture podcast discusses darkness in comedy, the rise of the essay, and whether Lip Sync Battles are awful The post The Thrill: Marc Maron, millennial memoirs, lip-sync battles appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Three springs ago, I taught a class on documentary poetics. It met in the library of a literary/arts organization near downtown Tucson, Arizona. At the first meeting I showed Stan Brakhage’s The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (1971): a thirty-two minute film documenting autopsies being performed in a morgue in Pittsburgh. I gave […]
You a poet / man? Uh-huh, uh-huh Me too. —Etheridge Knight Sixteen years ago, I was a disenchanted grad student living in West Philly in a second-floor row house apartment. Mark (now my husband) and I lived on a block with plenty characters and some real folks. People like Brother Vance—with his baby locs and […]
Craig and John do a deep-dive into the world of screenwriting credits, explaining the entire process from the Notice of Tentative Writing Credits, to arbitration to review boards. The system can be confusing, but most produced screenwriters will find themselves facing it at some point, so it’s important to understand how it works.
I am STAGGERED! Of course I would be, for obvious reasons. Did I say I want this embedded in my headstone? Click to listen. It is utterly, inescapably humbling. The really wonderful thing about JB’s devotion to books as artifacts is the way he appreciates them as mysteries and teases out their hidden meanings. This […]
Long rumored, here it is: Anna Netrebko sings "Suicidio!" from La Gioconda!
Craig and John discuss backup plans, camera directions, and becoming so good they can’t ignore you. Plus we answer two listener questions about specificity in scene headers and how to indicate that a script is intended for animation...
Craig and John talk with the owner of Scripped.com to investigate what happened when the online screenwriting site suddenly went down this week, erasing four years of screenwriters’ work. When things went south, why did he try to distance himself from the debacle, and what comes next? It’s a candid discussion — but far less uncomfortable than the Final Draft episode.
Every Friday, Maclean’s… arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect The post The Thrill: Cinderella, an anti-Kanye petition, and Trevor Noah appeared first on Macleans.ca.
For the first time ever, John and Craig spend an entire episode on a full-length original screenplay, K.C. Scott’s THIS IS WORKING.
This week, we discuss buzzy shows, One Direction's changes, and celebrity health endorsements The post The Thrill: ‘Girls’, a sociology of the teen, and Angelina Jolie appeared first on Macleans.ca.
John and Craig dig into the overstuffed mail bag to answer listener questions about scenes, stagnation, subtitles and script breakdowns. Plus we reveal the consensus opinions on whether we should have ads, and look at possibilities for the Full Script Challenge.
On this week's episode of our pop-culture podcast, the panel discusses surprise album releases and the uselessness of boycotts The post The Thrill: Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber’s Roast, and Sir Elton appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Craig and John wrap up many plotlines from previous episodes, with follow-up on Three Page Challenges, diversity numbers, Road Runner and other rules, plus the Gravity lawsuit in light of the Blurred Lines verdict.
Our pop-culture podcast on the good and bad of the new Tina Fey show, what the CRTC's announcement means for Canadian TV, and Sam Simon's legacy The post The Thrill: Kimmy Schmidt, Can-Con, and the Simpsons appeared first on Macleans.ca.
John and Craig take a look at the self-imposed rules behind the Road Runner cartoons, and how limiting one’s choices is different than following dogma.
We talk about comic-book culture and race with Eisner-winning artist Chip Zdarsky, and discuss Madonna's new album The post The Thrill pop-culture podcast: A little bit of comics relief appeared first on Macleans.ca.
[caption id="attachment_71475" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Dog of the day[/caption] The negative reviews for MoMA’s Bjork show are snowballing. First, everyone hated the show. Now Jerry Saltz is calling for the heads of Glenn Lowry and Klaus Biesenbach. Show More Summary
What with all the interest in the recent Rome performances of Aïda (and in part, at least, in Anja Harteros‘s approach to the high C in the Nile aria), La Cieca thought it would be fun to hear how some divas of the past and present have coped with that very challenging phrase. Show More Summary
John and Craig discuss this year's screenplay Oscar winners, including the success of Birdman's outside-the-box approach and Graham Moore's speech.