INT. EPISODE 4 – AFTERNOON
How does the end of certain films make your soul shudder?
Stu and Chas are joined by their first guest – illustrious script developer and producer Stephen Cleary – to explore how certain films can trigger an outpouring of emotion from the audience. Turns out that Aristotle may have figured it out a few thousand years ago and called it Catharsis.
To examine how Catharsis can be triggered by a sequence of fixed beats, Stu, Chas and Stephen zone in on the last few pages of FIELD OF DREAMS, TOY STORY 3 and SE7EN. And Stu brings up FROZEN. Again.
- Stephen Cleary’s Website: http://www.stephenclearyfilm.com
- Stephen Cleary’s Lecture on Catharsis and Aristotle for Screenwriters
- SAFC Filmlab on Low Budget Filmmaking
- FIELD OF DREAMS by Phil Alden Robinson — Last 5 pages. For educational purposes only.
- TOY STORY 3 by Michael Arndt — Last 11 pages. For educational purposes only.
- SE7EN by Andrew Kevin Walker — Last 18 pages. For educational purposes only.
- Se7en – “The Box” (Youtube)
- FROZEN by Jennifer Lee – Last 10 pages. For educational purposes only.
- Stereofilm: “Defining TV Comedy One Word at a Time” blog by Leo Astudillo on Greg Daniels, writer on THE SIMPSONS and creator of the US version of THE OFFICE.
- Diary of a Screenwriter: Paul Schrader on the American existentialist protagonist
- #Scriptchat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23scriptchat
- #Scriptchat Archives: http://scriptchat.blogspot.com
- Done Deal Pro: http://www.donedealpro.com/
- The Blackboard: http://theblackboard.blcklst.com
- Reddit /r/Screenwriting Subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Screenwriting/
- Line by Line Melbourne: http://linebyline-melbourne.blogspot.com.au
Thanks to Noisepig Productions for location recording and producing this episode.
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