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The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist
 
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Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker is universally celebrated—and with good reason—but there is more to the character than his excellent performance. In this video I analyze what makes The Joker the perfect antagonist for The Dark Knight. Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=pFUKeD3FJm8&ref=share BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Story” by Robert McKee (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Nightcrawler — Empathy for the Antihero
 
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The protagonist of Nightcrawler is motivated, clever, and a sociopath — and despite him taking unforgivable actions, the audience stays engaged in the story. Why? This video analyzes how to create empathy for an antihero. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-q-a-with-jeff-goldsmith/id426840843 Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Help translate this video into another language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=vC1e0eAWd7c&ref=share Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “Story” by Robert McKee (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The Shining — Quietly Going Insane Together
 
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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 to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Vsauce — Why Are Things Creepy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEikGKDVsCc Video by Michael Tucker http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla My friend who provided some resources: Ryan McDuffie http://twitter.com/ryanmcduffie HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=dv8KroxoAhk&ref=share Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Whiplash vs. Black Swan — The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist
 
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Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/u4pNNa Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla A comparison of how the tale of the obsessed artist is told in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel, and Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons. Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=ba-CB6wVuvQ&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Gone Girl — Don't Underestimate the Screenwriter
 
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Gone Girl uses classic screenwriting techniques to tell its twisty, modern noir story. This video examines three of the techniques used by screenwriter Gillian Flynn to see how and why they work so well. You can support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay You can follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=CF3lFPW4E1o&ref=share BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Original music by: Bryan Ricker http://bryanricker.com
Logan vs. Children of Men — The End is in the Beginning
 
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7 Day Free Trial of Videoblocks by Storyblocks: http://videoblocks.com/LessonsFromTheScreenplay_1017 Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Examining how Logan and Children of Men begin their stories and send the heroes down the path of redemption. Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=HUgYoT_xEFY BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO (Amazon Affiliate links below) “Notes on Directing” by Frank Hauser & Russel Reich: http://amzn.to/2pLSxJw “Creating Character Arcs” by K.M. Weiland: http://amzn.to/2z1e7ez “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Breaking Bad — Crafting a TV Pilot
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/LFTS to get 10% off your first purchase. Breaking Bad is celebrated as one of the best TV shows of all time—but every series has to start somewhere. This video looks at how the structure of the pilot episode sets up everything the audience needs to know about the series. Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Check out the LFTS website: http://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "The Art of Dramatic Writing" by Lajos Egri (Available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) Breaking Bad Created by Vince Gilligan Starring Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=sbMgYMY9Ryw Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this channel! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Annihilation — The Art of Self-Destruction
 
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Start a 30-day trial with Audible and get your first audiobook for free by going to http://audible.com/lfts or texting "lfts" to 500 500! Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Every genre brings with it a set of expectations that shapes the kinds of stories it can tell and the themes it can explore, and science fiction is perhaps the best genre to openly explore fundamental ideas of existence. So in this video, we investigate how Annihilation takes biological, existential concepts and translates them into narrative elements. We explore how these are expressed in every element of the story, from the characters, to the environment, to the monsters that inhabit it. And we examine how subverting one of the fundamental elements of character creates an experience that is truly alien. Written and Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Become a channel member here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw/join Alex Garland Interview w/CNET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYhT5Ey42gg Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=LMmA2pu2gdY Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Groundhog Day — An Inescapable Premise
 
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The first 500 people to use this link will get 2 months of Skillshare for free: https://skl.sh/lfts10 Listen to our podcast episode where we dive deeper into Groundhog Day: http://bit.ly/2N6Kqke Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla The premise of Groundhog Day is expertly constructed to drive natural, organic character change. In this video, we examine how Phil is designed to be a character that seems like he could never change, dissect how the premise of the story traps him in a world that will constantly attack his character flaw, and explore how the relentless nature of the premise ensures that the protagonist will have no choice but to transform. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Tricia Aurand (https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Become a channel member here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw/join Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=zSQZvAKfwvA Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Get Out — A New Perspective in Horror
 
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Start your free 30-day free trial today at http://audible.com/lfts, or by texting “lfts” to 500-500! Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Get Out takes a situation that is universally relatable and adds a specific and unfamiliar protagonist. In doing so, the film unlocks new ways of creating tension and establishing trust. This video examines the new storytelling techniques Jordan Peele applied to 2017’s Get Out. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith: http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2017/02/jordan-peele-get-out-q.html Backstory: https://backstory.net/ Read the Get Out screenplay: http://www.universalpicturesawards.com/site-content/uploads/2017/09/GET-OUT.pdf BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO Listen to “Story” by Robert McKee on Audible: http://audible.com/lfts LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Have questions about YouTube Sponsorships? Learn more here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6304294?hl=en Watch the new Patreon video: https://youtu.be/O6P0zYl50Lk Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=AJLHsXw-LFI&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Ex Machina — The Control of Information
 
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Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla At its most basic level, a story is simply information being communicated over time. Ex Machina is a great example of how a screenwriter's ability to carefully control a story's information can make for a compelling film. BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 “Notes on Directing” by Frank Hauser and Russel Reich: http://amzn.to/2pLSxJw Ex Machina Written and Directed by Alex Garland Staring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac. Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=1Ko9mWdqW-M Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Shaun of the Dead — Why Comedy Needs Character
 
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Listen to our podcast episode on Shaun of the Dead: http://bit.ly/2E1DeTC Get your first two months of Skillshare for free: http://skl.sh/lfts8 Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaeltuckerla/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Edgar Wright films are always full of flashy, fun style, but what makes them so memorable is their equal focus on substance. This video looks at how everything in Shaun of the Dead—from supporting characters to the rise of zombies—is designed to enhance character. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Brian Bitner (http://twitter.com/BrianBitner) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Edgar Wright Interview: https://www.tribute.ca/interviews/edgar-wright-shaun-of-the-dead/director/9316/ Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=mzqDiSr4jY4&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The Devil Wears Prada — The First 10 Pages
 
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Listen to our podcast episode on The Devil Wears Prada: http://bit.ly/2E0aafb Get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 by going to http://audible.com/lfts or texting "lfts" to 500 500! Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaeltuckerla/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ The Devil Wears Prada does a great job of setting up its story in a very fun and efficient way. This video goes on a tour of the first ten pages of the screenplay to see how it concisely sets the stage for the entire film. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Tricia Aurand (https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Read the screenplay: https://twitter.com/alinebmckenna/status/907776046535081987 Become a channel member here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw/join Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=-WgzNFEu61o Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
American Beauty (Part 1) — The Art of Character
 
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American Beauty is one of my favorite films, and there are so many lessons to be learned from its fantastic screenplay. In this video I cover how screenwriter Alan Ball designs and reveals character. Help me make more videos: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=fg0kn1rEHTA&ref=share BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Talky Beat by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/265/talky-beat Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Jurassic Park — Using Theme to Craft Character
 
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Start your free 30-day free trial today at http://audible.com/lfts, or by texting “lfts” to 500500! Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Jurassic Park is a great example of how theme can be used to design a cohesive and powerful story. Author Michael Crichton and screenwriter David Koepp use the theme as the DNA of the story, creating interesting characters with opposing viewpoints that explore the question at the heart of the film: Is everything we call “progress” actually progress? Michael Crichton Interview: http://jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Beyond_Jurassic_Park_interview Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Tricia Aurand (http://www.triciaaurand.com/) Edited by: Alex Calleros (https://twitter.com/Alex\_Calleros) Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=VWz1E3oHd8w Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Good Will Hunting — The Psychology of Character
 
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Get 2 months of Skillshare for free by going to: https://skl.sh/lfts9 Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaeltuckerla/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Good Will Hunting is a film that puts the psychological aspects of story structure right on the surface. This video examines how characters use defense mechanisms to protect themselves, how the supporting characters in a story can be designed to weaken these defenses, and how these elements work together to create a powerful catharsis for both the characters and the audience. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Brian Bitner (https://twitter.com/BrianBitner) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Become a channel member here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw/join Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=bgLSgFDMF1k Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Game of Thrones — How to Evoke Emotion
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/LFTS to get 10% off your first order. Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Never Miss a Video: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ This video looks at how Game of Thrones—and the Battle of the Bastards episode in particular—evokes such strong emotions in its audience by making sure every scene has a compelling value transition. BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Story" by Robert McKee: http://amzn.to/2t9TEp5 Winter Is Coming.Net: https://winteriscoming.net Interactive Map: https://quartermaester.info GoT Recipes: http://www.innatthecrossroads.com Special Features were used from: Game of Thrones Season 6 Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2upOzsX Translate this video:http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=jgZXDeGjf84 Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
No Country for Old Men — Don't Underestimate the Audience
 
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Get your first two months of Skillshare for free: http://skl.sh/lfts6 Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla No Country For Old Men is a film that challenges the audience in the best possible way. It never condescends and refuses to spell things out—instead compelling us to connect the dots and participate in the storytelling. This video examines some of the ways it achieves this. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Brian Bitner (http://twitter.com/BrianBitner) Andrew Stanton TED Talk: https://youtu.be/KxDwieKpawg Coen Brothers Interview: http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/11/09/interview-joel-and-ethan-coen Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=KADoPXknQCI&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Inglourious Basterds — The Elements of Suspense
 
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Examining the elements of suspense that Quentin Tarantino put to use in the opening scene of Inglourious Basterds. Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Inglourious Basterds Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Lehne and Koelsch paper on suspense: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4324075/ Tarantino on Charlie Rose: https://charlierose.com/videos/26959 Alfred Hitchock on Suspense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPFsuc_M_3E Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=AvtOY0YrF-g Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this channel! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
When Harry Met Sally — Breaking Genre Conventions
 
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Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla When Harry Met Sally takes the conventions of a classic from-hate-to-love story and flips them on their head, creating a unique and charming film. BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Story" by Robert McKee (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) "The Anatomy of Story" by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 When Harry Met Sally Screenplay by Nora Ephron Directed by Rob Reiner Starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=kR2pLUHBgGM&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this channel! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The Social Network — Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration
 
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Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Sorkin's dialogue is famous for being rapid-fire and full of wit. In this video I look at the function of this style, how he uses non-linear structure to frame the story, and the critical role that collaboration played in the creation of The Social Network. The Social Network Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin Directed by David Fincher Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney mara. DP/30 Sorkin Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya3jOt9K1Qk Watch the behind-the-scenes documentary: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1594268185/ Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=8IAGH6k17nw Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Moonrise Kingdom — Where Story Meets Style
 
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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 this fantastical story, and creates a tone that forms a connection between the audience and the characters of Suzy and Sam. Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Help translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=C_5lCnwDEo4 BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “Adventures in the Screen Trade” by William Goldman: http://amzn.to/2paCgtA “Notes on Directing” by Frank Hauser and Russel Reich: http://amzn.to/2pLSxJw Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Black Panther — Creating an Empathetic Villain
 
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Get your first two months of Skillshare for free by going to https://skl.sh/lfts5. Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Killmonger is a great example of how an antagonist can challenge the hero not just through confrontation and violence, but by representing something that affects the hero emotionally. Produced, Written, and Edited by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=rML_5rkQ2bM Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark
 
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Use the link http://www.audible.com/LFTS and get a free audio book with a 30 day trial! Despite the dark and gruesome subject matters of True Detective and Se7en, the character arcs of the main characters tell a story of profound optimism. Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Creating Character Arcs" by K.M. Weiland (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) "The Negative Trait Thesaurus" by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: http://amzn.to/2rkgHc6 Interview with Nic Pizzolatto: http://ew.com/article/2014/03/10/true-detective-post-mortem-creator-nic-pizzoletto-on-happy-endings-season-2-and-the-future-of-cohle-and-hart/ Special Features were used from: True Detective Season 1 Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2sspbRL Se7en Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2ruyLUS Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Here is the track he composed for the opening of this video: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar/the-nitty-gritty Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=uKSDctC2o-s&ref=share
Arrival — Examining an Adaptation
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/LFTS to get 10% off your first purchase. Examining how Arrival was adapted from the short story it was based on, how clever editing kept the focus on the protagonist, and why good science fiction is really a study of humanity. Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Blog Post | What Equipment and Software Do I Use?: https://goo.gl/hyCiQC The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arrival-q-a/id426840843?i=1000377774919&mt=2 Arrival Blu-Ray with Special Features: http://amzn.to/2q9AbmV Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang is available on Audible: http://audible.com/LFTS Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Here are the tracks composed for this video: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar/babel https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar/permanent-alien Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=QTxvzkwVsQE
Blade Runner — Constructing a Future Noir
 
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The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare: http://skl.sh/lfts Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Blade Runner was the first film to take the thematic elements of classic film noir and bring them into a sci-fi, dystopian future. This video analyzes those elements and examines why the private detective of classic film noir is the perfect fit for the world of Blade Runner. My neo-noir short film from many years ago: http://bit.ly/imperfectnoir Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=_tbvMzqk3F4&ref=share BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)” by Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Special Features were used from the Blade Runner Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/2vTBWpT Thanks to Sophie Lea for helping with my pronunciation of French names! (I know I still have work to do…): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu8HT0fp9xM9IH\_l0S3LWrg Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Searching — Reformatting a Thriller
 
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Listen to our new podcast “Beyond the Screenplay” wherever you get podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-screenplay/id1451724425 Listen on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/beyondthescreenplay Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla From the first frame of Searching to the last, everything the audience sees happens on a computer or phone screen. While the plot of Searching is fairly conventional, this storytelling approach is used to enhance the mystery and elevates the film to a nail-biting thriller. This video dissects how the screenwriters made the film emotionally compelling by ensuring the designing principle, theme, and story were perfectly in sync. It investigates how they adjusted traditional screenplay format to convey a plot that takes place entirely on screens. And explores how they took something as simple as typing a text message and used it to reveal character. Written and Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Edited by: Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Become a channel member here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw/join Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=bVFHAvnfW1A&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Memento — Telling a Story In Reverse
 
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Check out Wisecrack! http://bit.ly/WisCrck Watch "The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan (Part 1): http://bit.ly/2ilIAjF Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Email List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Analyzing Christopher Nolan's film Memento, and how he manages to tell a compelling story when most of it happens in reverse chronological order. BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2pKIO49 Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=6pFrZ-91lFg&ref=share Special Features were used from the Memento Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/2vTBWpT Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Collateral — The Midpoint Collision
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/lfts to get 10% off your first purchase. Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Michael Mann’s 2004 thriller Collateral is a great example of how a protagonist’s facade is slowly stripped away as their inner self is forced to rise, and what happens when these two sides of the character collide at the midpoint of the story. Written by: Brian Bitner (http://twitter.com/BrianBitner) Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) UCTV Interview with Stuart Beattie: https://youtu.be/ceEWa1DRuI0 Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=S0QMxzEVuDI Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
The Avengers — Defining an Act
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/lfts to get 10% off your first purchase. Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Watch part two: https://youtu.be/yYMhaILOs-I David Fincher recently implied that the MCU is "lassoed and hogtied" by three-acts, so I wanted to investigate this statement. This video begins this process by examining how to define an act using Marvel’s The Avengers. Star Wars The Last Jedi Blog Post: http://bit.ly/2DPYxII David Fincher quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilcw8Dp1Bh8 Lindsay Ellis video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0QO7YuKKdI BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO (Amazon Affiliate Links) “Screenplay” by Syd Field: http://amzn.to/2pEd9Tq “Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story” by John Yorke: http://amzn.to/2GhvLyS “Story” by Robert McKee: http://amzn.to/2hPvVWY “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2iAM7by “Creating Character Arcs” by K.M. Weiland: http://amzn.to/2E9MTGd “Notes on Directing” by Frank Hauser and Russel Reich: http://amzn.to/2pLSxJw “Adventures in the Screen Trade” by William Goldman: http://amzn.to/2paCgtA Have questions about YouTube Sponsorships? Learn more here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6304294?hl=en LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=j56WPBaiPYQ Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Additional music provided by Polar Opposites, "DelicTrips — Like Water”: https://open.spotify.com/album/5vVvz1ExDDq7oWemRTOAL6
Hidden Figures — The Power of Subplots
 
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The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare: http://skl.sh/lfts2 Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Hidden Figures is about three women, but it focuses mainly on Katherine Johnson’s story, so the other two women are given their own subplots. This video looks at the elements of subplot and how to design a subplot that supports the main plot. Not seeing the YouTube Sponsor button? - Make sure you’re using YouTube on Desktop or Android - Make sure you’re using the new YouTube User Interface Have more questions about YouTube Sponsorships? Learn more here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6304294?hl=en BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO (Amazon Affiliate Links) “Story” by Robert McKee: http://amzn.to/2hPvVWY “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby: http://amzn.to/2iAM7by LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Hidden Figures Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2ja2xas Women and Hollywood Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/womenandhollywood/035-allison-schroeder Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=DLXwzj59mnM Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
A Quiet Place — Telling a Story with Sound
 
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Get a free audiobook and start your 30-day trial today at http://audible.com/lfts, or by texting “lfts” to 500500! Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Sound always plays a particularly important role in the horror genre, but A Quiet Place takes this a step further, making sound itself a key element of the story. So in this video I talk to the sound designers of the film, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, to learn more about the ways sound can be used in storytelling. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Brian Bitner (http://twitter.com/BrianBitner) Edited by: Michael Tucker & Alex Calleros (http://twitter.com/alex_calleros) Check out SoundWorks Collection: http://soundworkscollection.com John Krasinksi Interview: https://youtu.be/Es8xbN3X3X4 IndieWire Article by Beck & Woods: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/a-quiet-place-screenwriters-emily-blunt-john-krasinski-bryan-woods-scott-beck-1201948205/ Scott Beck & Bryan Woods Interview: https://www.scriptmag.com/features/interviews-features/interview-scott-beck-bryan-woods-screenwriters-quiet-place Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=T-s81-Wl2v0 Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — Breaking Convention
 
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Get your first three months of Skillshare for $0.99 at http://skl.sh/lfts99 Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Watch the previous video on The Avengers and traditional act structure: https://youtu.be/j56WPBaiPYQ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an exciting thriller about an unlikely pair of misfits trying to solve a forty-year-old crime, but it’s also interesting from a structural perspective. It uses a non-conventional, five-act structure. This video breaks down the anatomy of an act, to examine how the film breaks the rules while following them at the same time. David Fincher quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilcw8Dp1Bh8 BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO (Amazon Affiliate Links) “Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story” by John Yorke: http://amzn.to/2GhvLyS “Screenplay” by Syd Field: http://amzn.to/2pEd9Tq Have questions about YouTube Sponsorships? Learn more here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6304294?hl=en LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=yYMhaILOs-I Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Telling a Story from the Inside Out
 
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Start your free trial today, at http://www.squarespace.com/LFTS to get 10% off your first purchase. Creating a story is often as much of a journey for the writer as it is for the characters. In this video I look at the writing process for Inside Out to examine how the powerful emotions in the film were inspired by the real-life experiences of the writers. Sign-up for the Email List (scroll to the bottom of the page): https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Interview with Inside Out screenwriter Meg LeFauve: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-q-a-with-jeff-goldsmith/id426840843 Special Features were used from (Amazon Affiliate link): Inside Out Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2un6eha Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=ulm7bcB2xvY&ref=share Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Mission: Impossible — Executing the Perfect Heist
 
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Try Dashlane here: https://dashlane.com/lfts (Plus, here’s a promo code! lfts) Support LFTS: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla The Mission Impossible franchise is full of great examples of how to construct a compelling heist sequence. This video examines the heists from the original film and Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation to reveal the anatomy of a heist. Produced by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) Written by: Tricia Aurand (http://www.triciaaurand.com/) & Michael Tucker Edited by: Alex Calleros (https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros) & Michael Tucker Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=3jzw7AOi_sM Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Black Mirror — Now Entering the Twilight Zone
 
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Get your first two months of Skillshare for 99 cents at http://skl.sh/lfts3. Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ The USS Callister episode of Black Mirror is a bit of an anomaly amongst the nineteen episodes of the series. It cleverly introduces the antagonist in an unconventional way, brings the premise of an old Twilight Zone episode into the near future, and manages to constantly be doing multiple things at once. British GQ interview with Charlie Brooker: https://youtu.be/ceEWa1DRuI0 Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Have questions about YouTube Sponsorships? Learn more here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6304294?hl=en Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=42jHc-_XsDo&ref=share Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar
Independence Day — What Makes it So Great
 
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Most disaster movies are comprised of boring characters, uninteresting antagonists, and a ton of so-what deus-ex-machina action scenes. Independence Day manages to avoid these pitfalls and succeed where most movies fall short, making it a memorable and exciting film 20 years after its release. On the eve of the release of its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, I examine a few techniques that the screenplay for ID4 executes well. Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=-gu8GQOJhdA&ref=share Featuring music by: Bryan Ricker http://bryanricker.com
American Beauty (Part 2) — The Missing 27 Pages
 
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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 screenwriter Alan Ball's original version of American Beauty? Watch Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg0kn1rEHTA Thanks to the people who suggested this screenplay: Andrew Wainner, Dirk Diggler, Ryker, TheMoskowitz, and emanwonder Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=p5v8zHaVM_U&ref=share Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
How Ghostbusters Became Ghostbusters
 
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The screenplay for Ghostbusters is actually pretty underwhelming if you only focus on the details. But if you zoom out and look at the macro-scale of writing — coming up with a premise and figuring out how to execute it — Ghostbusters stands as a great example of the importance of execution. It’s not just what your story is about, it’s how you tell it. Support this channel at: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Like LFTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=X_G00jYm5n0 BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Story” by Robert McKee (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) Thanks so much to Spook Central, a great resource for everything Ghostbusters: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/index.htm For those who are curious, I read the "Final Shooting Script" from October 7th, 1983. All the scripts can be found here: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb1_script.htm Talky Beat by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/265/talky-beat Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens — The Fault in Our Star Wars
 
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Use the link http://www.audible.com/LFTS and get a free audio book with a 30 day trial! I recommend the audiobook "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell as its the book that inspired George Lucas when he was writing the original Star Wars. In this video I examine some of the flaws and imperfections in Rogue One and The Force Awakens to extract the lessons we can learn about showing vs. telling, active protagonists, and meaningful consequences. Blog post with recommendations: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/blog/2017/4/28/star-wars-recommended-reading Support this channel: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay LFTS on Facebook: https://goo.gl/82WlMn Follow me at: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Translate this video into your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=gsIQa7sH5_Y BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO "Creating Character Arcs" by K.M. Weiland (available on Audible: http://www.audible.com/LFTS) "Screenplay" by Syd Field: http://amzn.to/2q3KAQD Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this channel! Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar Marxist Arrow by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Down With That by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/
The Last Jedi — Forcing Change
 
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The first 500 people to use this link will get their first 2 months of Skillshare for free: http://skl.sh/lfts4 Support LFTS on Patreon: http://patreon.com/LFTScreenplay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessonsfromthescreenplay/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Website: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/ Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a strange movie. The things it does well, it does very well, and the things it drops the ball on, it really drops the ball on. In this video I look at the character arcs of Finn and Kylo Ren, comparing what works and what doesn’t. And finally, I collect my thoughts on the idea of letting the past die. Written by: Michael Tucker (http://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla) SXSW Q&A With Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill: https://youtu.be/ceEWa1DRuI0 Check out my kit, from screenwriting books to gear: https://kit.com/LFTS/screenwriting-books LFTS Recommended Reading List: https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/reading-list/ Translate this video: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=GYN2Lp9oHMk Thanks to Diego Rojas for composing original music for this video and this channel! Check out more of his work: https://soundcloud.com/diegorojasguitar TwinSmart's Marxist Arrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ With the company Twin musicom licensed under the Creative Commons license Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/