Best Screenplays of All Time with Dave Scharf


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What makes a great script? What are some of the greatest scripts of all time? How do great scripts turn into messes on the screen? Screenwriter and all around mysterious dude, Dave Scharf, joins the pod to talk about the art of crafting screenplays. We talk Jaws, Do the Right Thing, Blackkklansman, Memento, the Dark Knight, Casablanca, Chinatown, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Usual Suspects, Groundhog Day, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Chronicle, and more!

There’s lots of recs, shoutouts, and stories in this ep too, including Shai recounting getting a chance to meet (virtually) the great Dana DeLorenzo (Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Perpetual Grace, LTD) and Lily admitting she dropped a propane tank on her foot.

We also go big on Jackie Tohn in our recs giving all of our love to the Best Leftovers Ever (Netflix) and her upcoming show (co-created with Dave’s brother Michael Scharf) Do, Re & Mi (Amazon).

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