Hey Everyone… Welcome to the show this week.
This week we sit down with good friend Ryan Engle! Ryan has become quite the rocketing success in the past couple of years and has a great story how he got there. There’s a little discussion in the intro of the show and if any of you want proof, Google Ryan’s name. You’ll see what we’re talking about.
The song this week is: “The Baddest Man Alive” by The Black Keys & RZA off of The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack.
Enough! Let’s get to the show!!
till next week…
One thought on “Episode 57: “Breakin’ In with Ryan Engle!””
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Fascinating discussion! So many valuable (and entertaining) tidbits on (and insights into) writing, the business, and human nature.
I’m blown away that Ryan wrote four screenplays before graduating from high school! I wish I had had a teacher like that (who gave me a screenplay to read)! It wasn’t until a couple of years after graduation that I ordered a couple of screenplays from Scriptfinders (I think) and finally found out exactly what they were all about.
One thing that did surprise me was that Ryan wasn’t more into “classic” movies, since I am far more fond of them (even HItchcock and Ford) than of the endless remakes, sequels, and reboots that have so characterized the last ten years.
But one thing we can all agree on: We should all know the movies of the 80’s and 90’s (such as Aliens), as there were so many great films, with characters and stories and archetypes. And having an encyclopaedic knowledge of them results (as your experience with Ryan mentioning Paul Reiser’s character illustrates so well) results in a vivid, efficient language with which to discuss a screenplay’s attributes and shortcomings.