Lessons from the Screenplay: The Unifying Theory of 2+2

This video by Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay is an excellent class in characterization, subverting expectations, and minimalism. It explains Andrew Stanton's Unifying Theory of 2+2 through the context of No Country for Old Men. For more masterclass videos like these, be sure to subscribe to Lessons from the Screenplay on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADoPXknQCI

Video: How They Wrote Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite comfort shows. It's something I can put on to brighten my mood, and it never fails. On his YouTube channel Behind the Curtain, N.T. Jordan, pulled together some of the best interview clips of co-creator Michael Schur (also the creator of The Good Place) and others discussing... Continue Reading →

Video: How They Wrote ‘Fight Club’

Behind the Curtain has posted a new video essay on the writing of Fight Club, and it's pretty friggin amazing. In the video, author Chuck Palahniuk shares his real life inspiration for this story -- which is fascinating -- then screenwriter Jim Uhls and director David Fincher weigh in on how the story adapted to... Continue Reading →

Video: How They Wrote ‘The Office’

N.T. Jordan (@ntjrdn) has started a new YouTube channel called Behind the Curtain, and we are already big fans. With these videos -- so far one on Game of Thrones and one on The Office -- N.T. is digging through hours of interviews to find clips from showrunners and core writers regarding the actual writing... Continue Reading →

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