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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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Episode 3: Alien

Episode 3: Alien

This week, we look at ALIEN, the great 70's sci-fi horror film. Here's the links: The script I analyzed.The original spec script for ALIEN.The Storylanes analysis chart.Listen to this episode online. And here's the script of this episode. (NOT the transcript - some...

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Episode 2: Die Hard

Episode 2: Die Hard

This episode, we analyze DIE HARD, the great 80’s action thriller. Here’s the links: The screenplay.The analysis chart.Listen to the episode online. And here’s the script of the episode. Note: that’s the script: not the transcript. This is the script I used when...

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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.