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Episode 8: Jojo Rabbit

Episode 8: Jojo Rabbit

This week we're looking at JOJO RABBIT, the historic drama/farce that's all about a boy and his Hitler. This one is interesting: it allows us to talk about a new screenwriting model, the Mazin/LeFauvre method. As such, the links include links to fuller explanations of...

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Episode 7: Get Out

Episode 7: Get Out

This week I look at 2017's GET OUT, Jordon Peele's horror film that revolutionized what you can do in a horror film. It also won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and the film itself was nominated for Best Picture, a rare accolade for a horror film. Here's the...

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Episode 6: Little Women

Episode 6: Little Women

This week I look at 2019's LITTLE WOMEN, Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the much-adapted novel by Louisa May Alcott. The script was nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and the film itself was nominated for Best Picture. There's some interesting things...

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Episode 5: It Follows

Episode 5: It Follows

This week I look at IT FOLLOWS, the 2014 low-budget horror film. It's a good horror film with a powerful evil force, and a good watch. But it's not quite the classic that we've looked at before. But it's also far lower budget than the films we've looked at so far....

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Episode 4: Aliens

Episode 4: Aliens

This week we look at ALIENS, a terrific 80's sci-fi war film. And a great sequel to a great movie. We get a chance to dive into sequels, how ALIENS uses several of the same story beats as ALIEN while still being a distinctive movie. The two films also give us a chance...

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The Storylanes Podcast gives a screenwriter’s point of view of the structure of the screenplay of movies and TV shows.  Each episode does a deep-dive analysis of one movie or show, examining how the story is structured and how al the elements come together to create the story.

Each episode also includes a chart of the scenes and other key elements of the script.  You’ll find those charts here, along with the scripts of the episodes themselves.