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One-Handed Movie Heroes

12 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig discuss why movie heroes — unlike those in novels or musicals -- generally don’t profess internally conflicting views. In reality, our feelings on a topic are likely shades of gray. On the big screen, characters tend to articulate a single point firmly.

A passel of pirates

12 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Many live treasures (and some duds) began to take up more and more space—first in my dorm room, then in my first little studio apartment thanks to a group of quite special men, none of whom I ever met face to face.

How to Not Be a Jerk

12 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John look at best practices for screenwriters promoting their films, both in traditional media and online. We’re not subtweeting anyone, and neither should you.

The reel world

12 months agoArts : Parterre Box

It never occurred to me that each tape had to be individually dubbed or that others, maybe many, many others, might also be ordering tapes at the same time.

Chris and the pirates

12 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Back when I was a good boy, I told my parents that my goal in getting my first job was to earn money for college; however, my real motive was to make my secret wish come true—to be able to consort with “pirates.”

Step by step

last yearArts : Parterre Box

Madeline Kahn's 1968 interpretation of "Glitter and Be Gay" has been widely disseminated.

How descriptive audio works

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.

Dieter Roth’s Chaotic and Cacophonous Gesamtkunstwerk

last yearArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Why movies have reshoots

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.

Everything but the dialogue

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.

The One with Alec Berg

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.

No one makes those movies anymore

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.

Silenzio! Anna verso noi s’avanza

last yearArts : Parterre Box

A first hint of what Anna Netrebko's latest Verdi role will sound like.

The Thrill: Jurassic World, Peaches, and Duddy Kravitz

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.

Triskaidekaphilia

last yearArts : Parterre Box

Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them.

Everyman vs. Superman

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?

The Thrill: A summer schedule announcement!

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.

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