John talks with writer-director Noah Baumbach about his film Marriage Story. With script in hand, we discuss his writing process, handling overlapping dialogue, and how to find balance in a two-hander.
We also answer a listener question about LA vs. New York apartments (01:05:16), and the challenge of making boring things interesting.
In our bonus segment for premium members (01:14:26), Craig returns to discuss escape rooms!
- Read the script for Marriage Story here or watch Marriage Story
- APA Signed with WGA, congrats APA!
- Megan McDonnell, former Scriptnotes Producer, to write Captain Marvel Sequel. Congrats!
- David Byrne’s American Utopia
- Noah Baumbach
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Alex Winder (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 1-30-2020 The transcript for this episode can be found here.