How to Get a Great Screenplay

On this episode of the TV Tropes Podcast, host Andy Serkis and executive producer Ryan Murphy share tips on getting a great screenplay, how to tell a good story, how the audience should respond to your screenplay, and the most important thing they learned from making The Green Lantern film.

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Music credits:1.

“Ace of Spades” by John Cale, from the film Ace of Swords (1969)2.

“Foolish” by Bruce Springsteen, from his Born in the USA: A Celebration of Rock and Roll (2004)3.

“Tears of a Clown” by R.E.M., from their iconic album The Joshua Tree (1987)4.

“Rio Grande” by The Black Keys, from their self-titled album (2001)5.

“Dancing In The Street” by Stevie Wonder, from Stevie and the Bandit (1986)6.

“Starry Night” by James Brown, from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)7.

“Take Me To Church” by Michael Jackson, from Thriller (1999)8.

“The Beatles” by Ringo Starr, from Ringo’s Graceland (1964, 1972)9.

“I’m Your Man” by Marvin Gaye, from Marvin’s Marvin Gayes (1969, 1974)10.

“Jazz” by Frank Sinatra, from Frank Sinatras Jazzy Sessions (1970)11.

“Crazy Train” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, from The Temptations (1975)12.

“Sweet Emotion” by Pink Floyd, from Pink Floyd: The Endless River (1979)13.

“My Girl” by Paul McCartney, from Abbey Road (1970, 1973)14.

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by David Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust (1969)-Bonus Track: “I Ain’t Gonna Stop” by Madonna, from Superunknown (1984)15.

“Pony” by Tove Lo, from Dazed & Confused (1999)-BonusTrack: “It’s a Small World” by Dolly Parton, from My Girl (1999)(The original source material can be found here: