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Join the ISA's Felicity Wren and Max Timm as they sit fireside and celebrate the holiday spirit by discussing great Christmas movies, themes, and list their favorite timeless classics. Christmas movies tend to follow a particular type of theme and a relatable approach...
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Episode 192: Writer/Director Keir BurrowsKeir Burrows Talks About His New Grounded Sci-Fi Thriller, Anti Matter.
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“The Disaster Artist” delivers laughs without digging deep.James Franco does a superb imitation of Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist”, but the movie doesn’t dig deep enough into who the failed filmmaker was and why his...
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Episode 194: The Art and Craft of Writing a Comedy w / Peter Desberg & Jeffrey DavisIf you ever wanted to know some of the secrets of how to write a comedy then today's guest might be able to help. Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis are the authors of Now That’s...
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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” challenges narrative norms.Martin McDonagh may be a filmmaker from England, but he certainly understands America. His take on small town...
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Excerpt from the podcast:“...the pilot episode of any TV series does more than just introduce great characters or tell a great story. It creates an engine powerful enough to launch every character in the series into a huge journey-- and a replicable structure for the...
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“Thor: Ragnarok” is one of Marvel Studios’ finest and funniest.Three films into the Thor franchise, Marvel Studios continues to amaze yet again with this second sequel that is both a fun adventure and funny romp. Director  Taika Waititi and...
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In this week's podcast:Jacob Krueger breaks down the structure of Mother! and the three simple screenwriting concepts that make it both succeed and struggle to connect to its audience.
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EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST:"... as writers we can feel terrified. We have a blank page and it looks like the entire world is available, but if...
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“Marvel’s Inhumans” is a marvel of missed opportunities.Marvel has had an incredible track record on both the big screen and small, but the new ABC-TV series “Marvel’s Inhumans” really misses the mark. Adapted from the 1965 comic by Stan Lee...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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EXCERPT FROM THE INTERVIEW:"...Don’t write for anyone but yourself.  At the end of the day, write the movie that you know you would be super excited to sit down and watch. Don’t think...
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This is a podcast recording of the ISA's Facebook Live broadcast of Wine Wednesdays. Please note that some promotions offered during the live broadcast are not offered to the participants listening to the recording. We can, however, assist you if you wish to find out more...
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EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST:"...For all its many structural problems, Atomic Blonde does succeed in its extraordinary fight sequences for the same reason that Iron Man succeeds: because the writer knows that guns are no fun.If Iron Man is going...
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20th anniversary of “L.A. Confidential” proves the neo-noir stands with the best.“L.A. Confidential” garnered great reviews when it opened in 1997 and 20 years later, its place among the top tier of film noir is unquestioned. Filmmaker Curtis Hanson and...
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EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST:“...This week, we’re going to be talking about a whole bunch of movies, but they all have one thing in common. They all have more than one main character. There’s a lot of debate about the question of whether new screenwriters should...
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This week we are going to be looking at Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan.On top of being an extraordinary cinematic experience, Dunkirk is a particularly interesting script to look at as screenwriters, because it breaks pretty much every rule that you’ve likely been told...
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"...If you’ve been following my podcast, you know that I’ve been talking for some time about the desperate need for some smart people to start writing superhero movies.Action movies and superhero movies are the mythologies of our time-- millions of people see them,...
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Excerpt From The Podcast"...as Dan O’Bannon has noted in interviews, the idea that actually spawned the original Alien, was the horror of rape and forced pregnancy-- a horror that so many women have gone through in their real world lives, but that few men could viscerally...
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