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Craig and John discuss musicals, split time lines, split personalities and the human brain.
How does your inner-screenwriter affect how you see plays? Why is writing the second act of a screenplay such a slog? And is hearing voices in your head an asset as a writer? All this and more in the twelfth episode of Scriptnotes.
We spend a good chunk of time talking about the iconic musical Follies, and while there are some good screenwriting lessons to learn, no one will judge you if you skip forward to our discussion of brain books (17:30) or second-act malaise (20:30).
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- Herman Miller Embody chair (the one John couldn’t remember)
- Reprise! at UCLA
- Follies at the Marquis
- Follies (Wikipedia)
- Yvonne De Carlo
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
- The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, by Julian Jaynes
- Intro: Thundercats
- Outro: Losing My Mind sung by Dorothy Collins
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UPDATE 11-18-11: The transcript of this episode can be found here.