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John and Craig talk dialogue. How characters speak is an optimized version of real speech — but if you optimize too much you risk making your characters feel artificial. We listen to clips of real conversations to pick out patterns and tendencies you can incorporate to help improve written dialogue. Then we dive into the mailbag for questions on perspective (48:03), submission agreements (51:40), and best practices for non-WGA writers during a strike (55:58). In our bonus segment for premium s...
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Little Women Has Produced the Perfect Meme For All the Things Everyone Simply Can’t Do

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is once again the talk of Twitter, and on this occasion because it has produced a very good meme for expressing, well, the postmodern mess that is doing stuff — or not doing stuff, specifically, because you just can’t. Given its universal appeal, the meme has spread far and wide across Twitter, with speed comparable to that tragic scarlet fever outbreak in the original novel. In the critical darling of a film, a modern adaptation of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott cla...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Viral, Greta Gerwig, Louisa May Alcott, Onetime, Chalamet, Nicole Gallucci, Clickmonsters, Dave Jorgenson, Jo March Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Timoth, Dana Donnelly

Florence Pugh's Red Carpet Beauty Moments Are Just Too Good For Us Not to Talk About

Florence Pugh has left her mark in the acting world, but she's also been a huge source of beauty inspiration ever since hitting the big screen. The British actress, who recently took on the role of Amy March in Greta Gerwig's Little Women, is just as exciting, daring, and engaging off screen. Recently, Pugh has been having great red carpet beauty moments that left us speechless, to say the least. We were obsessed with her twisted updo at the BAFTAs, her faux-bangs hairstyle at an Oscars preparty...
Tags: Beauty, Greta Gerwig, Pugh, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Florence Pugh

Amy Pascal May Resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein

Amy Pascal planning to resurrect Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein Coming off from the critical and commercial success of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Variety brings word that Academy Award-nominated producer Amy Pascal has been exploring ways to bring a new life to Universal Pictures‘ long-in development reboot film of The Bride of Frankenstein. Last summer, Pascal decided to move her overall production deal to Universal from Sony Pictures. “Amy expressed interest in being involved with The...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Angelina Jolie, Sony Pictures, Greta Gerwig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Amy Pascal, Bill Condon, Pascal, Universal Pictures, John Krasinski, Amy, Frankenstein, Condon, Javier Bardem

Rose McGowan: Natalie Portman's Oscars dress protest 'deeply offensive'

McGowan posts Facebook attack on Portman, who wore a gown embroidered with names of female directors snubbed at awardsActivist and actor Rose McGowan has labelled Natalie Portman a “fraud” for wearing a dress to the Oscars embroidered with the names of female film-makers including Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang who were passed over for best director nominations.In a post on Facebook, McGowan said Portman had made “the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media” but was “more li...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Film, Women, Life and style, US news, Culture, Feminism, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Natalie Portman, McGowan, Portman, Rose McGowan, Lulu Wang

Caped crusaders: how Little Women lost the Oscars – but won fashion

The film’s unexpectedly appealing style – crisp collars, sturdy boots, drummer-boy jackets – is next season’s biggest trendIn the end – after six nominations, and a controversial omission for Greta Gerwig in the director category – the only Oscar that Little Women took home was awarded to Jacqueline Durran for best costume design. Not a truly happy ending to the story of Gerwig’s project, but perhaps an appropriate one nonetheless. Because the story of this film was that Little Women lost the aw...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Film, Chelsea, Starbucks, Greta Gerwig, Bottega Veneta, Gerwig, Hudson Yards, Little Women, Jacqueline Durran, Oscars 2020, New York fashion week autumn/winter 2001

Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party With Adam Sandler, Timothee Chalamet and Billie Eilish

If you promise not to tell anyone, we’ll sneak you inside the Vanity Fair Oscar party. At around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig was standing next to Noah Baumbach (OK, she was actually swaying to a Bruno Mars song). Although neither of them had won any Oscars, they should get […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Vanity Fair, Adam Sandler, Billie Eilish, Noah Baumbach, Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Vanity Fair Oscar, Adam Sandler Timothee Chalamet

Get Us a Coffee Table Book of Timothee Chalamet Photobombing Margot Robbie on the 2020 Oscars Red Carpet

What do Timothee Chalamet and Margot Robbie have in common? Well, both are Academy Award nominated actors. And now they also share a charming — and well-documented — red carpet incident from Sunday night’s 92nd Academy Awards, featuring a cheeky Chalamet attempt at a photobomb. WireImage—2020 Steve Granitz Timothée Chalamet and Margot Robbie attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. When Chalamet sidled up behind ...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Awards, US, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, Highland, Hollywood California, Roger Ailes, Robbie, Kevin Mazur Getty, Bombshell, Onetime, Timothee Chalamet

The Little Women Cast Rolled Up to the Oscars 2020 Carpet to Show the March Sister Chemistry Is Going Strong

As if it wasn’t enough for fans that Little Women was so perfectly cast, the stars of director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the timeless 1868 novel proved that they also have perfect chemistry offscreen on Sunday night. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh as the four March sisters (Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, respectively) as well as Laura Dern as Marmee, Meryl Streep as Aunt March and Timothée Chalamet as Laurie, Little Women has earned rave reviews from critics...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Highland, Amy, Saoirse Ronan, Hollywood California, Pugh, Louisa May Alcott, Ronan, Gerwig, Little Women

Natalie Portman Is Wearing Her Support For Snubbed Female Directors at the 2020 Oscars

Natalie Portman paid tribute to snubbed female directors with her outfit for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. Portman wore a Dior cape embroidered with the names of the female directors who were shut out of the Oscars this year. “I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way,” the actor told the Los Angeles Times on the red carpet. Natalie Portman embroidered her Dior cape with all of the female directors who weren't no...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Awards, Greta Gerwig, Natalie Portman, Los Angeles Times, Portman, Amy Kaufman, Lulu Wang

Favorite Films of 2019

We conclude this recap of 2019 movies with a traditional top 10 list, only a month and a half (or so) late! This marks the fourteenth year in a row that I've posted a top 10, which is a pretty respectable streak. For reference, previous top 10s are here: [2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006] I always try to find some sort of themes for the year in movies, which is a total fool's errand, but I guess I'm a fool because I enjoy trying it out. Th...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, China, America, San Francisco, Netflix, Jennifer Lopez, Santa Claus, Silicon Valley, Steven Soderbergh, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Quentin Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, Shakespeare

Noah Baumbach gushes over Greta Gerwig at Spirit Awards: 'My inspiration in everything'

The Oscars might've overlooked Greta Gerwig in this year's directors category, but her love Noah Baumbach isn't.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Greta Gerwig, Usa Today, Noah Baumbach

Oscars ad time to be hacked by protest against lack of female director nods

Non-profit initiative Giver Her A Break creates online portal to replace commercials with showcase for female film-makersThe Oscars ceremony is no stranger to the act of protest, but this year will see arguably its most unique demonstration yet, because it won’t be taking place outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles but inside the telecast itself.Non-profit initiative Give Her A Break has created an online portal that allows viewers to watch the awards as normal, but one with one key differenc...
Tags: Film, Los Angeles, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Little Women, Oscars 2020

Noah Baumbach gushes over Greta Gerwig at Spirit Awards: 'My inspiration in everything'

The Oscars might've overlooked Greta Gerwig in this year's directors category, but her love Noah Baumbach isn't.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Greta Gerwig, Usa Today, Noah Baumbach

Edward’s Analog January

It’s been about a month since I proposed the Analog January Challenge. Accordingly, I’ve begun to receive reports from those who’ve made it through a full four weeks of enhanced analog activity. I thought it would be interesting to share one of these case studies… One of the first reports I received was from Edward (not his real name), a young man living in London, who ended up traveling to Florida to visit family during the month. Edward claimed that jet lag complicated the READ...
Tags: Florida, London, College, Uncategorized, Greta Gerwig, Hyde Park, Edward, Sunshine State

Oscars’ Lack of Female Director Nominees Target of Ad Campaign

Nonprofit initiative Give Her a Break has come up with a unique way to protest about the lack of female directing nominees at this weekend’s Academy Awards. Give Her a Break has launched an online portal to the Oscars live stream that will flip during the ad breaks to showcase female-directed films. It will then […]
Tags: News, Awards, Greta Gerwig, Academy Awards, Little Women, 2020 Oscars

‘Little Women’ Surpasses $100 Million at Domestic Box Office

“Little Women” reached a notable box office benchmark, surpassing $100 million in North America. The milestone comes ahead of Sunday’s Oscars, where Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel is nominated for six awards, including best picture, best actress for Saoirse Ronan and best supporting actress for Florence Pugh. Since opening in theaters […]
Tags: News, Sony, Box Office, North America, Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Domestic Box Office, Florence Pugh

Birds of Prey Proves the Feminist Revolution in Franchise Films Is Going to Be an Uphill Battle

Harley Quinn is an unlikely character to try to transform into a feminist icon. The villain–and longtime girlfriend of a physically and emotionally abusive Joker–has been a troubling figure in the Batman animated TV series, comics and video games since she was introduced in 1992. Her suffering was frequently used as a punch line: in the popular 2009 video game Arkham Asylum, after the Dark Knight gets into an altercation with her, the Joker quips, “Slapping around Harley is my hobby.” Direc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Reese Witherspoon, Uncategorized, Gotham, James Bond, Harry Potter, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Heath Ledger, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Ursula K Le Guin, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie

Twelve Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture tend to emphasize the worst in humanity. For example, Joker is about the descent into homicidal madness. Jojo Rabbit is about one of the worst events in human history, the Nazi Holocaust. 1917 is about another catastrophe, World War One. In each of those films, however, we can still find elements of humanity’s best qualities: heroism, growth, fortitude, and more. Those qualities are the focus of our own list of this year’s Greater Goodies, our awar...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Parenting, China, America, San Francisco, Syria, Tom Hanks, United States, Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Foxx, William, Greta Gerwig, Avengers, Malawi, Adam Driver

Little Women Is Just About To Hit A Box Office Milestone In Time For Oscars Weekend

Greta Gerwig's film continues it's impressive run.
Tags: Religion, Greta Gerwig

Academy Needs to Start Taking Chances With Noms; Rewards Will Follow (Column)

Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has been subject to intense criticism for the issues it embraces — and ignores. This year’s uproar over the lack of diversity among nominations in the highest-profile awards categories is the latest example. This failure reflects a chronic dearth of opportunity at Hollywood’s top artistic and financial levels. The milestone nominations […]
Tags: Hollywood, Opinion, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Academy Awards, Columns, Hustlers, Harriet, Little Women, The Farewell

Here’s Who Will Win at the 2020 Oscars

If Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern have any common sense, they are already practicing their acceptance speeches in preparation for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards this Sunday. Thanks to stellar awards season runs, those four actors virtually already have their statuettes in hand. But several other races still leave plenty of intrigue—chief among them, Best Picture. Here’s where each of the most prominent races stand as we approach the 2020 Oscars. Best Picture ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, News, Obama, Time, Uncategorized, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Ford, Elton John, Leonardo Dicaprio, Santa Claus, Ohio, Heath Ledger, Scarlett Johansson

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Oscars

The 92nd Academy Awards kick off Sunday night, capping off an awards season that’s celebrated achievements in television and film over the last year. This year’s ceremony will acknowledge a number of movies, like Joker, which earned the most nominations, and Little Women, which received several nods (though filmmaker Greta Gerwig was shut out from the Best Director category). Some nominations made history, while others prompted contentious conversations about who was snubbed or honored, lea...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Abc, Uncategorized, Awards, Netflix, Oscar, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Hart, Kobe Bryant, Sigourney Weaver, Quentin Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, Idina Menzel, Hulu

Greta Gerwig on ‘Little Women’s’ Oscar Nominations — and That One Big Snub

Because of the rigid voting rules for the Oscars, Greta Gerwig was not able to vote for herself for best director for “Little Women.” When Gerwig was asked to be a member of the Academy in 2016, she was invited as an actor, and therefore that’s the sole branch in which she votes — even […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Academy, Gerwig, Little Women

Shorties (Remembering Jade Sharma, Soccer Mommy Profiled, and more)

Melissa Mesku remembered author Jade Sharma at Literary Hub. Rolling Stone profiled Soccer Mommy. January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Code Switch shared a playlist for Black History Month. The Oxford American shared a new essay by John Jeremiah Sullivan. Patterson Hood talked to The Ringer and Louder Than War Drive-By Truckers album. Sanam Maher discussed her book A Woman Like Her: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star with Week...
Tags: Music, David, Greta Gerwig, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Little Women, Vivian Gornick, Lidia Yuknavitch, Brandon Taylor, Social Media Star, Jade Sharma, Literary Hub Rolling Stone, Sanam Maher, Melissa Mesku, Black History Month The Oxford, John Jeremiah Sullivan Patterson Hood, Fatima Bhutto Kotaku

Check Out Brockmire’s Best Tweets From The Big Game

IFC/YouTube Who needs TV announcers when you’ve got Twitter? Jim Brockmire has given us a lot of laughs and a lot of, “oof, right in the feelings,” moments over the course of three seasons on IFC, and the fourth and final season premieres this spring. But how is Brockmire going to fill his time until then? Well, by making sure everyone at home has the best Super Bowl experience possible, of course! You didn’t think he was just gonna sit around twiddling his thumbs until March, did y...
Tags: Florida, America, San Francisco, Philippines, Ifc, Humor, Funny Or Die, Kansas City Chiefs, Greta Gerwig, Steve Mitchell, Jim, Dan Marino, Nicholas Cage, Brockmire, Jim Brockmire, Patrick Mahomes

Amy Pascal on Producing a ‘Radical’ Version of ‘Little Women’

With “Little Women,” producer Amy Pascal has scored her second Oscar nomination (after “The Post”). Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott is only the third best picture nominee ever to be produced, written and directed solely by women, following “The Piano” and “Winter’s Bone.” Pascal has another distinction: Of the nine nominated films […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Amy Pascal, Pascal, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Variety Vault

Why Awards Aren’t Always the Best Measure of Hollywood’s Progress

The media’s most-discussed Oscar story this year is the lack of diversity. But in fact, awards are the worst gauge of Hollywood’s commitment to inclusion, because the results are always kept secret, and because we’re talking about voters’ tastes (which may or may not involve the need to Make A Statement with their votes). The […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Awards, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Barbra Streisand, Variety Vault, BaftasSoWhite

Baftas 2020: the red carpet, the frocks, the ceremony and winners – live!

It’s the biggest night of the year in British cinema. Join us to find out who’s wearing what, whether incoming host Graham Norton manages to make us forget the horror of Joanna Lumley – and who’s won this year’s prizes 7.24pm GMT For spring/summer 2020 sexy necklines with an architectural twist are big, and Charlize Theron, has brought the look to the red carpet here with a dose of fun thanks to the purple. The black nail polish is anything but emo on a look that seems to have been designed ...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Television, Film, UK News, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Sam Mendes, Joanna Lumley, Greta Gerwig, Hatton Garden, Graham Norton, Martin Scorsese, Baftas, Louisa May Alcott