What the good films tend to have in common
How the great films are different
What the time tested films teach us about screenwriting
How the current release films succeed or fail
Welcome to Screentakes. Here you’ll find writings and videos on structure, character and theme. I’m Jennine Lanouette and, after 20-plus years of analyzing the screenplays of great films in the classroom, I have launched this website to share my insights with a wider audience.
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Also, don’t miss my short videos on The Craft page offering thought-provoking lessons on screenwriting fundamentals. And visit the Current Films page for blog posts dissecting the more recent releases. If you are a story structure geek (like me), you’ll love The Art page full of meaty treatises on all sorts of screen drama topics. And, of course, if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to get monthly updates on newly added articles, videos and ebooks. You will receive the free download of The African Queen: A Screenplay Analysis as my thanks for joining Screentakes!