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Hidden Figures — The Power of Subplots 12:48

Hidden Figures — The Power o...

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Logan vs. Children of Men — The End is in the Beginning 11:24

Logan vs. Children of Men —...

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Blade Runner — Constructing a Future Noir 10:06

Blade Runner — Constructing ...

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Memento — Telling a Story In Reverse 10:20

Memento — Telling a Story In...

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Game of Thrones — How to Evoke Emotion 11:09

Game of Thrones — How to Evo...

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Telling a Story from the Inside Out 12:51

Telling a Story from the Insid...

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True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark 17:08

True Detective vs. Se7en — C...

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Arrival — Examining an Adaptation 13:35

Arrival — Examining an Adapt...

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Published 8 months ago • Views: 453,513

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Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens — The Fault in Our Star Wars 13:42

Rogue One vs. The Force Awaken...

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Breaking Bad — Crafting a TV Pilot 11:41

Breaking Bad — Crafting a TV...

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Inglourious Basterds — The Elements of Suspense 13:08

Inglourious Basterds — The E...

Examining the elements of suspense that Quentin Tarantino put to use in the opening scene of Inglourious Basterds. Support this channel: http://patreo...


Published 10 months ago • Views: 1,062,870

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When Harry Met Sally — Breaking Genre Conventions 09:18

When Harry Met Sally — Break...

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Published 11 months ago • Views: 304,762

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The Social Network — Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration 13:24

The Social Network — Sorkin,...

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Ex Machina — The Control of Information 10:45

Ex Machina — The Control of ...

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Published 1 year ago • Views: 765,459

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Whiplash vs. Black Swan — The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist 16:37

Whiplash vs. Black Swan — Th...

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Published 1 year ago • Views: 1,259,607

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The Shining — Quietly Going Insane Together 10:16

The Shining — Quietly Going ...

The Shining, more than any other horror film, frightens me on a deep, psychological level. This video explores what exactly makes it so creepy. Thanks...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 707,114

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Moonrise Kingdom — Where Story Meets Style 10:16

Moonrise Kingdom — Where Sto...

In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson's style is the perfect match for the story. He uses details to create a believable world, establishes the rules of t...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 483,988

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Nightcrawler — Empathy for the Antihero 09:40

Nightcrawler — Empathy for ...

The protagonist of Nightcrawler is motivated, clever, and a sociopath — and despite him taking unforgivable actions, the audience stays engaged in t...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 648,452

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The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist 00:11

The Dark Knight — Creating t...

Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker is universally celebrated—and with good reason—but there is more to the character than his excellent perfo...


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American Beauty (Part 2) — The Missing 27 Pages 08:35

American Beauty (Part 2) — T...

In the last week of editing, director Sam Mendes cut out a big portion of the film. Why? What are in the missing 27 pages that were cut from screenwri...


Published 1 year ago • Views: 335,043

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    I believe that a more informed audience raises the bar for storytelling. That examining the techniques used to tell great stories makes your own writing better and your appreciation for the stories deeper. With Lessons from the Screenplay, I make videos that analyze movie scripts to examine exactly how and why they are so good at telling their stories. Part educational series and part love letter to awesome films, Lessons from the Screenplay aims to be a fun way to learn more about your favorite films and help us all become better storytellers. I’ll be releasing new videos every couple weeks, and taking suggestions about what scripts I should look at in future episodes.

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