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Beyond the Screenplay

178 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 20 hours ago - ★★★★★ - 505 ratings

“Lessons from the Screenplay” creator Michael Tucker and the LFTS team do deeper dives into the storytelling of individual movies and chat with the creatives behind those films.

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Episode 150: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

January 27, 2023 08:00 - 1 hour - 80.1 MB

The BTS team discusses Fincher's take on the original Swedish novel and film, how it efficiently delivers story and character exposition, and when a perfectionist's touch can go too far... NOTE: Our Patreon episode on Little Miss Sunshine is still being edited as of the release of this episode, but it will be out by the end of the month! 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH*** https://...

Episode 149: Glass Onion

January 13, 2023 08:00 - 1 hour - 71.1 MB

The BTS team discusses Rian Johnson's satire on new money, how and when the story reveals information, and of course, the return of Benoit Blanc. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH*** https://lessons-from-the-screenplay.creator-spring.com ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: h...

Episode 148: Top Gun: Maverick (from the Patreon Vault)

December 30, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.7 MB

In this episode pulled from Patreon "Vault," the BTS team shares their hot takes on Top Gun: Maverick. Originally released to patrons June 1st, 2022. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH https://lessons-from-the-screenplay.creator-spring.com ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/coll...

Patreon Preview: Avatar: The Way of Water

December 24, 2022 21:34 - 14 minutes - 13.6 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Avatar: The Way of Water, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3C1RLw9 Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Ca...

Episode 147: Elf

December 16, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 64.1 MB

The BTS team discusses how Elf delivers on its premise, the pacing and structure of the character beats, and why it instantly felt like a timeless classic. 🎬 Tricia's appearance on the IndieEye Film Awards podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsW4qt-G8U 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH*** https://lessons-from-the-screenplay.creator-spring.com ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.t...

Patreon Preview: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

December 04, 2022 16:00 - 19 minutes - 17.9 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3VtvizV Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/A...

Episode 146: Avatar

December 02, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 83.3 MB

The BTS team discusses Avatar's astounding technical achievements, how it challenges the traditional hero's journey, and the disconnect between the film's box office performance and its cultural impact. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH*** https://lessons-from-the-screenplay....

Episode 145: The Anatomy of Genres — A Conversation with John Truby

November 30, 2022 16:10 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

John Truby (author of one of our favorite screenwriting books, The Anatomy of Story) joins us to talk about his new book, The Anatomy of Genres. We chat about movies and breakdown why people don't talk enough about genre, if they talk about it at all. 📖 Get The Anatomy of Genres (Amazon Affiliate Link): https://amzn.to/3gPuCpy 🚀 Head to John Truby's website: http://anatomyofgenres.com 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenp...

Episode 144: The Truman Show

November 18, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 70.9 MB

The BTS team discusses The Truman Show's steady reveal of information, the design of the protagonist—by both the filmmakers and the antagonist—and how the story functions as a contained fable. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH*** https://lessons-from-the-screenplay.creator-sp...

Episode 143: The Royal Tenenbaums

November 04, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

The BTS team discusses the complex character web, the shared theme present in each character's arc, and the early days of Wes Anderson's style. 🚀 MUBI GO is available in the UK, India, and select US cities. Learn more at https://http://mubi.com/go 🚀 And sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay 👕 ***BEYOND THE SCREEN...

Episode 142: The Sixth Sense

October 21, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

The BTS team discusses the design of the central characters, the film's masterful use of setup and payoff, and which elements of the story were not in the script but rather discovered during production. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 👕 ***WE HAVE BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH NOW*** https://lessons-from-the-screenplay.creator-spring.com 🎧 Listen to our episode on The Village over on our Patreon: https://www.patreo...

Patreon Preview: Saving Private Ryan

October 14, 2022 15:00 - 18 minutes - 16.9 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Saving Private Ryan, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3Cx9rPV Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Callero...

Episode 141: 28 Days Later

October 07, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 50.1 MB

The BTS team discusses 28 Days Later's stylized aesthetic, how the alternate endings help contextualize the theme, and how the film walks the line between a high budget blockbuster and a B horror movie. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter ...

Episode 140: The Shawshank Redemption

September 23, 2022 04:00 - 1 hour - 65.7 MB

The BTS team discusses the enigmatic character design of Andy Dufresne, the film’s vignette story structure, and the devastating one-two punch of Red’s narration and Thomas Newman’s score. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https...

Episode 139: Lady Bird

September 09, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 52.5 MB

The BTS team discusses Lady Bird's vignette format and pacing, the characters' complicated relationships, and how a 350 page script becomes a 94 minute movie. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🚀 Sign up for Nebula classes! http://nebulaclasses.com/beyondthescreenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://s...

Episode 138: Alien

September 08, 2022 22:24 - 1 hour - 63.3 MB

The BTS team discusses how Ridley Scott's masterpiece manages to work despite ignoring several common screenwriting rules, the unforgettable tone set by H.R. Giger's amazing designs combined with the production and direction, and Ripley's slow reveal as the film's protagonist. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🏛️ Check out the Autry Museum of the West's website! https://bit.ly/3KkDGNs 🎬 Join our com...

Episode 137: Gladiator (with Tom van der Linden and Thomas Flight)

August 13, 2022 15:00 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Part of the BTS team is joined by Tom Van der Linden and Thomas Flight, co-hosts of the podcast Cinema of Meaning, to discuss Gladiator: its many fascinating themes, the construction of Maximus as a protagonist, and what makes all the swordplay meaningful as well as thrilling. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎧 Check out Tom and Thomas's podcast Cinema of Meaning (we think you'll really like it!): h...

Patreon Preview: Nope

August 07, 2022 14:00 - 21 minutes - 19.6 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Nope, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3JB2BvK Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produced by Vince M...

Episode 136: Thelma & Louise

July 29, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 76.9 MB

The BTS team discusses the design of the film's dual protagonists, the escalation of the stakes and pacing, and the story's enduring thematic resonance. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenpl...

Episode 135: Get Out

July 15, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 67.5 MB

The BTS team discusses Jordan Peele’s use of horror genre expectations, examines the film’s many setups and payoffs, and manages to say “well-observed” a record number of times. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🚀 Head to Storyblocks today using http://storyblocks.com/beyondthescreenplay to sign up for their Unlimited All Access Plan. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patr...

Episode 134: Thor: Ragnarok

July 01, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 50.7 MB

The BTS team discusses Thor: Ragnarok's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how its themes explore colonialism and family dynamics, and Taika Waititi's use of comedy and improvisation. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Sc...

Episode 133: Goodfellas

June 17, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 57.9 MB

The BTS team discusses the film's frenetic pacing, the use of voiceover narration, the design of the central characters, and Ray Liotta's iconic performance. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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/B...

Patreon Preview: Top Gun: Maverick

June 10, 2022 07:00 - 14 minutes - 13.3 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Top Gun: Maverick, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/39l9Wlp Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros ...

Episode 132: Everything Everywhere All at Once

June 03, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 54.8 MB

The BTS team discusses the ambitious premise, filmmaking, and story web, the design of the central characters, and how the triumphant third act brings it all together. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://twitter.com...

Episode 131: Contact

May 27, 2022 15:06 - 1 hour - 50.5 MB

The BTS team discusses Contact’s strong themes, the fairytale-like quality to Robert Zemeckis’ films, Jodie Foster’s amazing performance, and the notorious “mirror shot.” 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://...

Episode 130: Top Gun

May 20, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 52.9 MB

The BTS team discusses Top Gun’s high-octane story world, the incredible flight sequences, and of course, why we all love Goose. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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 Tuc...

Episode 129: The Incredibles

May 13, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 50.2 MB

The BTS team discusses the movie's insane action sequences, the character design of the Parr family, and how The Incredibles helped usher in a new age for Pixar. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://twitter.com/Trici...

Episode 128: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

May 06, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 54 MB

The BTS team discusses the film's episodic nature and what makes it still feel cohesive, the simple yet complex themes, and how the Coen Brothers make their own rules. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https:...

Patreon Preview: Starship Troopers

May 05, 2022 07:00 - 17 minutes - 16.4 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on Starship Troopers, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3FgB5kV Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros ...

Episode 127: LOST (The Pilot Episodes)

April 29, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 50.6 MB

The BTS team discusses the kinetic direction and screenwriting of the pilot episodes, the dimensionality of the show's many characters, and of course, the questions... so many questions. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Scre...

Episode 126: Memento

April 22, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 51.4 MB

The BTS team discusses Memento's place as a modern noir mystery, its careful control of information, and of course, the challenges of telling a story in reverse. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twit...

Episode 125: Encanto

April 15, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 63.9 MB

The BTS team discusses Mirabel’s character design, the function of the memorable musical numbers, and how a story with low stakes and a small scope can still feel larger than life. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay...

Episode 124: Casablanca

April 08, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 57.7 MB

The BTS team discusses the film's place in history, the character design of the story's central love triangle, and what makes a classic continue to feel relevant as time goes by. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenp...

Episode 123: Casablanca

April 08, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 77 MB

The BTS team discusses the film's place in history, the character design of the story's central love triangle, and what makes a classic continue to feel relevant as time goes by. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenp...

Episode 123: CODA

April 01, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 48.6 MB

The BTS team discusses CODA's masterful character web, how the execution gives the film an elevated feel, and—as the episode was recorded before the Oscars—whether or not we think it will win Best Picture. 🎧 Brian discussing Harakiri on Missing Frames: https://www.thenerdparty.com/missingframes/episode-117-harakiri 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twi...

Patreon Preview: The Batman

March 30, 2022 07:00 - 24 minutes - 22.5 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Batman, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3JQRZs7 Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Calleros Produc...

Episode 122: West Side Story (2021)

March 25, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 64.8 MB

The BTS team discusses the ways in which Steven Spielberg's remake borrows from the 1961 film, how the filmmaking and script bring the story into 2021, and the evolution of the movie musical over the past several decades. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Scr...

Episode 121: No Time to Die

March 18, 2022 07:00 - 1 hour - 43.2 MB

The BTS team pulls an episode from the Patreon vault—their discussion of No Time To Die, the conclusion to Daniel Craig's 5-film arc as James Bond. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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/BTScreenpla...

Episode 120: The Hunt for Red October

March 11, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 53.4 MB

The BTS team explores the film's rich character web, the plot's constantly building tension, and how the story explores the theme of communication—including that famous language switch. 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the ...

Episode 119: Star Trek (2009)

March 04, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

The BTS team explores J.J. Abrams' ambitious reboot/sequel/prequel of the Star Trek franchise: the emotionally charged opening sequence, the recasting of the original show's iconic characters, and how J.J. tried to turn classical music into rock and roll. 🚀 Sign up for CuriosityStream and get complimentary access to Nebula! https://curiositystream.com/screenplay 🎬 SoundWorks Collection video on the sound of Star Trek: https://vimeo.com/7427750 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the ...

Episode 118: Live Q&A 1k Patrons Celebration

February 25, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 62.3 MB

The BTS team answers questions in celebration of hitting 1,000 Patrons! How do you maintain aesthetic cohesion in a script? Are the Academy Awards important? And most importantly, who would play each of us in the Beyond the Screenplay movie? 🚀 Sign up for MASV today using https://massive.io/beyond-the-screenplay and get 100GB free towards your transfer. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head t...

Episode 117: Up in the Air

February 18, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 52 MB

The BTS team discusses the film's strong theme, how the character web is designed to challenge the belief systems of the three central characters, and what makes Up in the Air feel like a lost 1990's movie. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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/michaeltucke...

Episode 116: Punch Drunk Love

February 11, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 55.4 MB

The BTS team discusses Paul Thomas Anderson's dream-like filmmaking style, how the film responds to traditional romantic comedies, and the unconventional casting of Adam Sandler. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://...

Episode 115: What Is Star Wars?

February 04, 2022 08:00 - 2 hours - 97.5 MB

The BTS team discusses the long history of the Star Wars saga: its origins, the multiple changes the series has undergone over the years, the current state of the franchise, and where we go from here... Tricia's Star Wars timeline: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA/status/1485679234760658945 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenpla...

Episode 114: The Godfather Part III

January 28, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

The BTS team discusses Michael Corleone's redemption arc, Vincent and Mary's clunky romance, the joys of a good revenge sequence, and ultimately what does and doesn't work about Coppola's final entry in The Godfather saga. 🚀 Sign up for MUBI today using https://mubi.com/beyondthescreenplay to get 30 days of great cinema for free. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay ☕️ LFTS Merch: https://standard.tv/collections/lfts ...

Episode 113: The Godfather Part II

January 21, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 50.3 MB

The BTS team discusses Vito’s and Michael’s dual character arcs, the film’s labyrinthine plot and ambiguous ending, and how The Godfather Part II ultimately deepens the first movie’s themes of family, loyalty, and the American Dream. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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...

Episode 112: The Godfather

January 14, 2022 08:00 - 1 hour - 66.7 MB

The BTS team discusses The Godfather's complex plot and deliberate pacing, the film's iconic midpoint, and why Michael Corleone's arc is one of the strongest in cinema history. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://tw...

The Book of Boba Fett Eps 1&2 | What We're Watching

January 07, 2022 08:00 - 38 minutes - 26.1 MB

The BTS team launches their third "What We're Watching" series on the Disney+ show, "The Book of Boba Fett." 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner...

Episode 111: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

December 31, 2021 08:00 - 1 hour - 100 MB

The BTS team pulls an episode from the Patreon vault—their discussion of the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the 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: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.co...

Patreon Preview: The Matrix Resurrections

December 29, 2021 20:21 - 17 minutes - 24.4 MB

In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Matrix Resurrections, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: https://bit.ly/3FF2CvU Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: https://twitter.com/BTScreenplay Michael Tucker: https://twitter.com/michaeltuckerla Tricia Aurand: https://twitter.com/TriciaJeanA Brian Bitner: https://twitter.com/BrianBitner Alex Calleros: https://twitter.com/Alex_Ca...

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