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Craig and John debut a new segment: This Kind of Scene, looking at how different movies handle similar situations. The Hudsucker Proxy, The Devil Wears Prada, Hidden Figures and Training Day all need to introduce their heroes to their new workplaces. We examine how those scenes work, both on the page and on screen.
We then discuss what it means to write for an international market, and determine what a “therapy piece” is and how to avoid writing one.
We also follow up on our discussion from episode 310 on the WGA deal and explore why animation writers aren’t included in the WGA.
- The Academy Nicholl Fellowships
- The Hudsucker Proxy on Wikipedia and the full script.
- Our scene in The Hudsucker Proxy, and in the script
- The Devil Wears Prada on Wikipedia, and the full script.
- Our first scene in The Devil Wears Prada, and in the script
- Our second scene in The Devil Wears Prada, and in the script
- Hidden Figures on Wikipedia, and the full script.
- Our scene from Hidden Figures, and in the script.
- Training Day on Wikipedia, and the full script.
- Our scene from Training Day, and in the script.
- Sword Guys Are a Thing and I’ve Had Sex With All of Them by Hana Michels for The Cut
- 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Stone Tablet Gets Translated, Changes History by Collin Gosell for Distractify
- The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
- The USB drives!
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Find past episodes
- Outro by Rajesh Naroth (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 9-18-17: The transcript of this episode can be found here.