John and Craig offer guidance on how to “flip the script” on tropes without landing on your face.
We also answer listener questions about phone numbers, sluglines and short films.
Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss our personal video game histories and the possibility that John was raised in a cult.
- Join us Thursday, May 14th for a live talk with Lawrence Kasdan 4pm PT on Zoom here: Online Conversation: Revisiting The Empire Strikes Back with Lawrence Kasdan
- Submit to the Three Page Challenge
- Jordan Mechner’s: The Making of Prince of Persia, 1985-1993 and Bookshop.org
- Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by James Llonch (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 5-19-2020 The transcript for this episode can now be found here.