#28: Gone Girl — Not Using the Core Event

Director David Finch’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel possesses a unique structural form; GONE GIRL manages to satisfy without a core event. We examine how it manages this. 3-00 – ‘Premise’- Breaks down GONE GIRL’s major story beats. 14-20 – ‘Crime Story’ – Details the genre conventions; value, roles, dramatic question. 16-10 – ‘Core Event’…

#22: Dr Strange — 2: Action Storytelling Principles

Second of our podcasts on Marvel Studio’s latest blockbuster, DR STRANGE, discussing why it’s good but not great. This time, we focus on how the film didn’t fully work out its Action conventions. We discuss the hero at the mercy of the villain, Marvel’s use of the McGuffin and the action sequence settings. Royalty Free…