The distant future...
Vampires rule the night, but their numbers are dwindling.
With huge bounties on their heads, a class of hunters has emerged. Bounty Hunters.
One hunter is unlike all the others. He is a Dunpeal - a half-human, half-vampire.
At war with himself, feared by all, tortured and alone, he is...
Vampire Hunter D.
Scriptnotes: Episode 147
To Chase or To Spec
John August and Craig Mazin discuss whether you should work on your own work, or chase writing assignments.
Scriptnotes: Episode 146
Wet Hot American Podcast
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by writer-director David Wain.
Scriptnotes: Episode 145
Q&A from the Superhero Spectacular
John August and Craig Mazin answer questions.
Scriptnotes: Episode 144
The Summer Superhero Spectacular
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by the writers of some of the biggest superhero movies.
Scriptnotes: Episode 143
Photo-plays & archetypes
John August and Craig Mazin look at a 1912 screenwriting book amongst other things.
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.
There's a phrase that you hear in Hollywood; 'It's a movie'. I didn't really understand that phrase when I first came into the business. It's code for: this script is everything we need it to be. It can attract an actor, it can attract a director, it can be marketed, it can attract an audience; it's a movie - it's complete.
FOGHORN J. LEGHORN
This is a dog, not a chicken. Chicken's don't look like dogs.
Who told you this was a chicken, son? Nice boy, but doesn't
listen to a thing you say. You got a bum steer, son. I'm a
chicken, not a schnook. You're wrong, son
Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait
to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men
lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that.
I don’t think screenplay writing is the same as writing — I mean, I think it’s blueprinting.
You couldn't buy her, though, that's what's killing
you, isn't it? Stef? That's it, Stef. She thinks you're shit.
And deep down, you know she's right.
My name is Max. My world is fire and blood.
DR. RAY STANTZ
I think we'd better split up.
DR. EGON SPENGLER
DR. PETER VENKMAN
Yeah... we can do more damage that way.
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.
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