John and Craig welcome Liz Hannah (screenwriter of The Post) to explore where movies come from, be it real life, storytelling social media sites, or all-powerful comic book IP. How do these story sources affect the writer’s relationship with the material and with the audience?
We also follow up on the meaning of “Jackman Shot” and answer listener questions about using accents to indicate foreign language, where low-budget holiday movies fit into a blossoming writing career and the responsibilities of adapting the work of someone with a questionable moral legacy.
- Thanks for joining us, Liz Hannah! Liz’s film, The Post, was a Best Picture nominee.
- Fred Jackman, cinematographer/writer/director/special effects hero, is the apparent namesake of the Jackman shot.
- How Wattpad is Rewriting the Rules of Hollywood, by Chris Lee writing for Vulture
- Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who’s the “Crazy Evil Genius” Behind a Global Racket?, by Scott Johnson writing for the Hollywood Reporter
- Comic Book Shake-Up: DMG Entertainment Acquires Valiant , by Borys Kit for The Hollywood Reporter
- Valkyrie, Schindler’s List and The Death of Stalin are examples of how one can handle the indication of foreign language.
- Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich
- Overlooked by the New York Times adds obituaries for remarkable people that were overlooked in their time, like Bette Nesmith Graham who invented liquid paper.
- The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
- The USB drives!
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- Liz Hannah on Twitter
- John on Instagram
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- Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available!
- Outro by Larry Douziech (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 7-23-18: The transcript of this episode can be found here.