John and Craig talk about what screenwriters can learn from the structure of classical music, then invite journalist Scott Tobias on to discuss how day-and-date video-on-demand releases make it hard to know how indie films are doing, individually and as a group.
We also talk about the future of the Three Page Challenge, Reboots vs. Remakes, and how everyone in Hollywood is just a little bit off.
- Bronson Watermarker PDF is available now
- Romantic-era classical music on Wikipedia
- Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and on Wikipedia
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and on Wikipedia
- Ravel’s Boléro, and on Wikipedia
- Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, and on Wikipedia
- The new Three Page Challenge submissions page is now taking submissions
- The Dissolve’s Scott Tobias
- Scott’s article, The hidden world of Video On Demand profits from The Dissolve
- WGA’s Residuals Survival Guide
- Blue Ruin, a film by Jeremy Saulnier
- James Gray’s The Immigrant on Wikipedia
- Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer on Wikipedia
- Life Is from Zorba
- Introducing Swift
- John’s mention at WWDC
- Apple’s Craig Federighi
- Steve Ballmer on the impending release of the iPhone
- Outro by Scriptnotes listener Robin Karlsson (send us yours!)
UPDATE 6-12-14: The transcript of this episode can be found here.