John and Craig welcome back Liz Hannah to talk about her upcoming Netflix movie, All the Bright Places, and Hollywood’s often-frustrating reliance on IP. Particularly with non-fiction stories, has Hollywood warped journalistic ambitions?
All of which serves as setup for another round of How Would This Be a Movie? (00:41:54), where we look at the Jeff Bezos phone hack, Carlos Ghosn, and a romantic political showdown.
In our bonus segment for premium members (01:10:06), we discuss what is and is not okay to do with physical books, and situations where we’re willing to trade pixels for print.
- Liz Hannah on Twitter and IMDb, and Scriptnotes episodes 242 and 359
- The 2020 WGA Award nominees and winners
- Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows will be having a Launch Event: February 9, 2pm at Chevalier’s on Larchmont
- Scriptnotes, Episode 434 in which we discuss Knives Out
- MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson files for Chapter 7 and stock falls to zero, on MarketWatch
- All the Bright Places comes to Netflix on February 28
- They Made a Movie Out of It by James Pogue
- John Gruber on the Jeff Bezos phone hack
- The New York Times on Carlos Ghosn’s escape and the Hollywood connection
- ‘Like a bad romcom’: couple run against each other in Irish election from The Guardian
- Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
- Superieur Electrolytes
- Star Battle puzzles
- Wit’s End on Amazon
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Lachlan Marks (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 2-9-2020 The transcript for this episode can be found here.