DZ-10: Midpoint Reversals and The Ride

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-10.mp3Podcast (mp3): Play in new window | DownloadHow can the middle of your film pivot so much that it pulls the rug out of your audience? Stu and Chas embark on the first of a series of explorations into the dreaded Second Act. Their first stop is midpoint reversals or shifts, a plot point bang in […]

DZ-09: Characterising Introductions

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCan the introduction of a character be so good that the character doesn’t need describing? Stu and Chas argue about different techniques for introducing characters and whether character descriptions are even necessary. This is important for writers, as we only have words to compensate for the whole range of cinematic […]

DZ-02: Do the Screenplay Gurus score big at the Box Office?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/draftzero/DZ-02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINT. EPISODE 2 – MORNING Do the biggest original films of 2013 follow more archetypal – or formulaic – structures? After analysing awards-nominated screenplays, Stu and Chas turn to the original screenplays that struck it biggest at the box office in 2013: GRAVITY and FROZEN. Do bigger films stick […]