In a wide-ranging episode, Craig and John look at a 1912 screenwriting book, Levinson’s beef with the WGA, and the Periodic Table of Storytelling.
We also answer listener questions about keeping secrets from readers, firing managers, and what happens to a Broadway show after Broadway. Plus, more follow-up on old One Cool Things.
There are still (maybe?) tickets for the live show on the 15th. See the links for details.
- Voting for the Live Three Page Challenge is open until May 14 at noon
- Get your tickets now for the Scriptnotes Summer Superhero Spectacular
- John’s blog post on which apps screenwriters are using
- Scriptnotes, Episode 141: Uncomfortable Ambiguity, or Nobody Wants Me at their Orgy
- Matt Selman on Wikipedia
- The Simpsons, Episode 492: The Book Job, on Wikipedia and Amazon Instant Video
- The Simpsons, Episode 266: The Trilogy of Error on Wikipedia
- John’s blog post on How to Write a Photoplay and the book on archive.org
- Deadline on Barry Levinson leaving the WGA
- The Periodic Table of Storytelling
- Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum, and John’s photo of the Archetypes of Fantasy chart
- Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Collected Works, and his and Bill Moyers’ video series, The Power of Myth
- Bulfinch’s Mythology
- Memos to Hollywood from The New York Times
- Big Fish’s upcoming shows
- Vote now (for Big Fish!) for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
- All our One Cool Things
- WorkEZ Executive Laptop Stand and on Amazon
- Sometimes You Die for iOS
- Outro by Scriptnotes listener Sam Worseldine (send us yours!)
UPDATE 5-16-14: The transcript of this episode can be found here.