That’s right, folks. We’re taking a break this week, but we’ll be back next week with a new episode! Meanwhile, check out our over 36 hours of content to hold you over until next time.
American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.
-Spike Lee via Twitter, 12/22/12 10:18pm
Those were the words that Spike Lee used to disparage Quentin Tarantino’s new epic film Django Unchained. The plot centers around a slave who is freed and becomes a bounty hunter. He then embarks on a mission to rescue his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. That’s about all that Spike Lee knows about the movie since he has not seen it and will not see it.
While Eric is on Break, Nerdonomy regular Dave McGuire shares the history of screenwriting with Bryan, as well as talking about the process of storytelling.
Photo Credit: A display of early Screenplay formatting, similar to the modern format, from the shooting draft of King Kong, Screenplayology.com
Finally, Eric and Bryan conclude (for now) their discussion on Rome, with an emphasis on the Emperors from Augustus through the Byzantines. Featuring Special Guest Dan Lazarus, a.k.a. The Lazarus Man. Enjoy!