Raiders of the Lost Ark

Darling Companions: A Conversation with Lawrence and Meg Kasdan

After rescuing a stray dog from the side of the freeway, sixty-something empty-nester Beth Winter decides to adopt the homeless canine over the objections of her husband Joseph, a successful but self-involved surgeon. Following their daughter’s wedding at the Winters’ mountain cabin in the High Rockies, Joseph takes the dog—now aptly...

Story Maps by Daniel Calvisi Book Review

Story Analyst Dan Calvisi used to only reveal the inner workings of his method to his students and script consulting clients now but he’s sharing his template in his new eBook: Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay, available as a download purchase directly off his on his Act Four...

Meet the Reader: Revisiting Raiders

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to attend a 30th anniversary showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at AMPAS. From a screenwriting perspective, I was impressed all over again by Lawrence Kasdan’s terrific script. It’s a textbook example of great screenwriting.