John and Craig welcome back writer/director Chris McQuarrie (Valkyrie, Jack Reacher, the last two Mission: Impossibles) to celebrate the 400th episode with a new round of ‘This Kind of Movie.’
Given our success saving the romantic comedy, we focus on other movie genres that aren’t getting made anymore and discuss how to bring them back. From sports comedies to erotic thrillers, we examine the classics of each genre and find ways to approach making these films today.
- Order your Scriptnotes 400 shirts, sweatshirts, and tanks (Light) and (Dark)!
- Join us for Scriptnotes LIVE on June 13th at the Ace Hotel to benefit Hollywood Heart. Buy your tickets here!
- Watch Chernobyl on HBO
- The Chernobyl Podcast with Craig and Peter Sagal
- Scriptnotes episode 300, From Writer to Writer-Director with Chris McQuarrie
- LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine
- One Clue Crossword
- eBags and AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand
- Find past episodes and Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available!
- Check out the Scriptnotes Episode Guide
- Submit to the Pitch Session here!
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- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Rajesh Naroath (send us yours!)
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You can download the episode here.
UPDATE 5-24-19: The transcript of this episode can be found here.