Character and Theme-focused Screenplay Analysis

For Writers


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Juices Flowing

A professional writer must respond to business demands. But industry pressure can be oppressive to creativity. Stimulate your imagination and renew your love of film with deep study of the master works.


Put the Focus on
Character and Theme

Humans crave deep meaning. But most story structure analysis focuses on surface plot. To uncover deeper meaning one must go beyond plot to analyze a story’s character and theme progressions.


Don’t Be Afraid to Talk
About Art

Craft is what good films have in common. Art is how great films depart from the conventional models. Charting structural sameness is interesting, but finding how a structure is different is inspiring.


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Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise: A Screenplay Analysis$24.99

Still relevant decades after its release, Callie Khouri’s metaphor-infused screenplay delivers a radical discourse on gender politics in the guise of an action-packed road film.

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The African Queen

The African Queen: A Screenplay Analysis$24.99

Romance and adventure are woven together in this road-film-on-a-river as Rose Sayer and Charlie Allnut are challenged with inter-relational struggles, natural elements and the formidable foe of a German gunboat.

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Kramer Vs. Kramer

Kramer Vs. Kramer: A Screenplay Analysis$24.99

A unique collaboration between writer/director Robert Benton, producer Stanley Jaffe and lead actor Dustin Hoffman creates an unusually authentic look at the ramifications of divorce while exposing larger questions of gender expectations in parenting.

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