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Draft Zero Ep49 - Blade Runner 2049 – Agency vs Choice

4 films

In this episode, Chas & Stu & Catherine take a deep-dive into Blade Runner 2049 — and talk (at length) about character…

  • Captain Phillips
  • Crimson Tide
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • U-571
  • The Ice Pirates

T&C Research

24 films

  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • The Lives of Others

Macro POV

4 films

  • Hidden Figures
  • Nightcrawler
  • Iron Man
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Doctor Strange

Draft Zero Ep44 - First Acts and Establishing Characters

4 films

How can your first act effectively establish your character journey?

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First Acts are hard. They have to set so…

  • Donnie Brasco
  • The Departed
  • Self/less
  • Criminal
  • Infernal Affairs
  • The Bourne Identity
  • Naked
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Fargo

Draft Zero Ep 43: Driving Sequences – Character and Plot Intensity

17 films

What gives your sequences their intensity?

Chas and Stu are joined for the fourth time by the inestimable Stephen Cleary…

  • Air Force One
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Enemy of the State
  • Executive Decision
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Zodiac
  • Training Day
  • Hell or High Water
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Winter's Bone

Draft Zero Ep 40 - Tactics and Scenes

5 films

How do tactics make your characters and scenes more dynamic?

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In this episode, Stu and Chas turn their gaze…