Episode 53: Stranger Things

Summary The LFTS team discusses the cultural impact of Stranger Things, the differences between the first three seasons, and how the series balances nostalgia, horror, and fun coming-of-age stories all at the same time. Sponsor You can try MUBI for free for 30 days at https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes LFTS Video on Stranger Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rxss4wEL4w Michael’s…More

Episode 52: Moonrise Kingdom

Summary The LFTS team compares our levels of tolerance for Wes Anderson’s stilted style, breaks down how the film attempts to establish weighty stakes, and discusses why Moonrise Kingdom’s form is the perfect expression of its bittersweet theme. Show Notes LFTS Video on Moonrise Kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_5lCnwDEo4 Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find…More

Episode 51: Collateral

Summary The LFTS team discusses Collateral’s gritty portrayal of Los Angeles at night, the film’s tightly-contained plot and structure, and why the dual character arcs of Max and Vincent feel so complex. Sponsor Use this link to get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skillshare.com/beyondthescreenplay Show Notes Tricia’s book, Taking Flight: The Nadine Ramsey…More

Episode 50: The Dark Knight Rises (ft. Sage Hyden)

Summary In the culmination of the 3-part series on the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy, members of the LFTS team are joined by Sage Hayden from the YouTube channel Just Write. They discuss the unique nature of this film, opportunities for structural improvement and, of course, the Bane voice. Sponsor You can try MUBI for…More

Episode 49: The Dark Knight

Summary The LFTS team discusses The Dark Knight’s unique structure, disturbing themes, and its enduring legacy. Plus, you know, how amazing Heath Ledger’s performance is. Show Notes LFTS Video on The Dark Knight: https://youtu.be/pFUKeD3FJm8 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 Aurand:…More

Episode 48: Batman Begins

Summary The LFTS team discusses Christopher Nolan’s grounded approach to the previously goofy Batman franchise, how the structure of Batman Begins accomplishes crucial setup work for the rest of Nolan’s trilogy, and why the social and psychological themes at the heart of all Batman stories remain so compelling. Sponsor Use this link to get 2…More

Episode 44: Mad Men

Summary The LFTS team discusses Mad Men’s striking use of symbolic imagery, what the show suggests about American advertising and ideals, and the complex psychology that fuels the characters’ stories. Show Notes LFTS video on Mad Men: https://youtu.be/uQ1Rbdi189w 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…More