Madeline Kahn's 1968 interpretation of "Glitter and Be Gay" has been widely disseminated.
John and Craig take a deep look at how descriptive audio for the blind works, with clips from Daredevil and an interview with a woman who does it for a living. It’s a fascinating form of writing, with many of the same challenges screenwriters face.
The exhibition And away with the minutes spins like a rococo confection around the prolific noise music projects of the legendary and influential German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth.
On this day 100 years ago, tenor Mario del Monaco was born.
Reshoots used to be a sign that something had gone horribly wrong. But not anymore. John and Craig look at the reasons why Hollywood movies often go back for additional photography, and how the writer is involved.
John and Craig take a deep dive into scene description, looking at how seven produced screenplays arranged the words on the page. With samples from Aliens, Erin Brockovich, Oceans 11, Unforgiven, Wall-E, Wanted and Whip It, we tackle verbs and metaphors, ellipses and underlining.
Craig sits down with Silicon Valley writer/director Alec Berg to talk about set ups and payoffs, editing comedy and how writing teams get screwed.
Craig and John look at why certain genres of movies — mid-budget thrillers, adult dramas and romantic comedies — aren’t getting made, and whether there’s any way to get them back.
A first hint of what Anna Netrebko's latest Verdi role will sound like.
John and Craig take an in-depth look at turnaround and reversion, and how screenwriters get their scripts back from a studio.
This week: We discuss the dino blockbuster, interview art icon Peaches, and learn why a musical changed a Richler classic The post The Thrill: Jurassic World, Peaches, and Duddy Kravitz appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them.
From Wolverine to The Rock, male action heroes have literally gotten bigger over the last decade. Craig and John look at how that impacts story. Is there hope for the the ordinary man in an extraordinary situation? Will we ever get back to Kurt and Keanu?
Our podcast hosts discuss their summer plans, drop some music festival tips, and announce The Thrill's new summer publishing schedule The post The Thrill: A summer schedule announcement! appeared first on Macleans.ca.
John and Craig look at three current news stories from a screenwriter's perspective, discussing how each lends itself to becoming a movie.
In his latest podcast at realitystudio.org Jed Birmingham zeroes in on the immensely talented Carl Weissner and his cut-up novel The Braille Film. Birmingham, who met Weissner in New York and Paris, talks about what made him so memorable and how he bought the book at auction some years ago for $75, believing it and […]
On this week's pop-culture podcast: what we've learned from pop culture, and the Stratford Festival's plan to engage the young The post The Thrill: Pop-culture lessons, and reviving the theatre appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Craig, John, and Aline record the 200th episode of Scriptnotes live with a worldwide audience listening in — and chiming in — as they discuss TV showrunning and whether quality really counts at the box office.
A few weeks ago I remarked that Of Dylan and his Deaths, by Heathcote Williams, was so rich in the author’s personal history and “so evocative of his first inspiration, Dylan Thomas,” that it merited attention as a masterpiece of literary investigation. (The investigative aspect of the essay involves Williams’s indignation over “the cultural theft […]
Maclean's pop-culture podcast takes on nostalgia's reign in pop culture with James Bryan of 2000s pop band Prozzak, and more! The post The Thrill: Talking nostalgia with Prozzak, and feminist films appeared first on Macleans.ca.