DZ-70: Joker & Melodrama

How does Joker use melodramatic techniques to elevate its storytelling?

Draft Zero return with their next YouTube livestream! Stu and Chas take a deep dive into JOKER and analyse the film through the story paradigm of melodrama. Is it a melodrama? Why or why not does that matter? And does that influence how it has been written on the page?

They then answer listeners questions on JOKER and more.

If you want to listen in on the next live recording, find details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dz-livesolation-35770237 and/or subscribe to us on YouTube via http://www.draft-zero.com/YouTube

If you want to watch along instead of listen, you can watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pcMKhzJ1LkM

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RUNNING ORDER

  • 00:00:00 – Intro: Joker & Melodrama
  • 00:01:42 – What is Melodrama?
  • 00:16:47 – Why Joker?
  • 00:23:25 – Is Joker a Melodrama?
  • 00:24:40 – Father & Son
  • 00:28:00 – Penny Fleck’s confession
  • 00:41:30 – What is it like to be powerless?
  • 00:54:35 – Bathroom Dancing
  • 01:01:12 – The Joker Born
  • 01:15:04 – Arthur Stands Up
  • 01:28:42 – Listener Questions

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DZ-69: Parasite & Audience Questions

How can you use audience questions to heighten emotional investment?

Draft Zero return with their next YouTube livestream! Stu and Chas take a deep dive into PARASITE and how its mastery of audience questions elevates the film. They then answer listeners questions on PARASITE and much more.

If you want to listen in on the next live recording, find details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dz-livesolation-35770237 and/or subscribe to us on YouTube via http://www.draft-zero.com/YouTube

If you want to watch along instead of listen, you can watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RWlYaityMfs

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RUNNING ORDER:

  • 00:00:00 – Frontmatter
  • 00:01:22 – Intro: Parasite
  • 00:10:43 – Cast of Characters
  • 00:12:43 – The Establishing Sequence
  • 00:23:23 – The Kim’s Infiltrate
  • 00:42:50 – The Kim’s Stay at the Park House
  • 00:47:02 – The Midpoint
  • 00:53:19 – The Flood
  • 00:56:20 – The Party
  • 01:05:29 – What is the Parasite?
  • 01:10:30 – Backmatter & Listener Questioners

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Please considering rating or subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like finding new listeners. We are @stuwillis and @chasffisher on twitter. And you can find @draft_zero on Instagram and Twitter.

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DZ-68: Using POV to structure KNIVES OUT

How can shifting narrative point of view drive your sequences?

Born out of isolation madness, this episode is an edited version of Draft Zero’s first YouTube livestream. Stu and Chas both watched KNIVES OUT and – together with our listeners – broke down each sequence and turning point by reference to what the audience knows in relation to the characters (aka narrative point of view).  hey then answer listener questions on KNIVES OUT and much else besides live on air. 

If you want to listen in on the next live recording, find details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dz-livesolation-35770237 and/or subscribe to us on YouTube via http://www.draft-zero.com/YouTube

If you want to watch along instead of listen, the video of the episode can be found here:  https://youtu.be/EsqoCVu-oX8?t=188

As always: SPOILERS ABOUND

Audio quotations used for educational purposes only. Timestamps indicated below. Chapter markers included in the mp3.


RUNNING ORDER:

  • 00:05:19:23 – Summary of narrative point of view and audience expectations
  • 00:10:12:23 – Exploring some of Rian Johnson’s word craft
  • 00:14:15:11 – Micro POV shifts in the interview montage
  • 00:21:16:22 – How POV shifts turn the film
  • 00:47:22:02 – When to let your foot off the plot gas
  • 00:59:46:20 – Backmatter / Listener Questions

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Many thanks to all our patrons but particularly to Theis, Jesse, Jack, Chris, Khrob, Sandra, Nick, and Matteo. They’re good humans.

Please considering rating or subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts or sharing us on the Social Medias! We like finding new listeners. We are @stuwillis and @chasffisher on twitter. And you can find @draft_zero on Instagram and Twitter.

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