Episode 63: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 🗡

Summary In this first of three episodes on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the LFTS team discusses Fellowship’s compelling quest narrative, the series’ historical, grounded feeling, and the palpable love the filmmakers poured into all three films. Sponsor Use this link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Beyond…More

Episode 62: Soul

Summary The LFTS team discusses Soul’s blended soundtrack and score, the story’s powerful imagery, and what the theme of finding one’s “spark” means to each of us personally. Show Notes Inside Pixar S1E1 — Inspired: Kemp Powers, Writing Something Real: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/inside-pixar/QvnA6QJC9SYi Soul Stories Podcast: Pete Docter & Dana Murray: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2XHaIJnqN64tJWC9tVNIVC?si=AlNVbPbnRhGQvq4Wn8c3QA  Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay…More

Episode 60: The Muppet Christmas Carol 🎁

Summary The LFTS team discusses A Christmas Carol’s clear five-act structure, the balance of humor and sincerity in a Muppet movie, and why Scrooge’s journey always feels emotional. Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Maggie Mae Fish’s video series on Zack Snyder: https://youtu.be/DOd6ZYZE5uA Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay…More

Episode 59: Run

Summary The LFTS team chats with the creative team behind Run, Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian, about working with actors, the challenges of making a feature film, and the unique state of the film industry. Run is available now on Hulu. Sponsor Use this link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/BTS…More

Episode 56: V for Vendetta

Summary The LFTS team discusses V for Vendetta’s unique genre-blending, why plot logistics don’t always need to be overly-clear, and how the film embraces its theme of “artists using lies to tell the truth.” Show Notes Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla…More

Episode 55: Coraline

Summary The LFTS team discusses Coraline’s stunning stop-motion cinematography, the filmmakers’ incredible attention to detail, and how all these elements and more perfectly express the story’s theme. Show Notes LFTS Video on Coraline: https://youtu.be/NR3Q3IAMVXM  Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Michael on Alex Goes Bananas: https://watchnebula.com/videos/alex-goes-bananas-7-moulin-rouge-feat-lessons-from-the-screenplay Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay:…More

Episode 54: Black Panther

Summary The LFTS team praises Black Panther’s inspirational vision of the future, the complexities of each character, and how the film impressively engages its politically charged material. Show Notes LFTS Video on Black Panther: https://youtu.be/rML_5rkQ2bM Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia…More