CASABLANCA Reminds Us Why We Tell Stories (with Sean Capdeville) | Episode 11

April 17, 2022

CASABLANCA Reminds Us Why We Tell Stories (with Sean Capdeville) | Episode 11
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Video essayist and screenwriter Sean Capdeville details how Casablanca's resonant themes and perfect screenplay inspire him to continue telling stories.


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Casablanca is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time. There's very little that anybody could say that hasn't already been said. But what if I told you that I found the exception to that rule?

Sean Capdeville is a screenwriter and host of the YouTube video essay series "Franchise Forum." He has an incredible attention to detail and a knack for understanding world-building, which he learned from his favorite movie of all time, Casablanca. It's a screenplay that taught Sean you can effectively build your world by accounting for every detail you can.

But how does Casablanca make every detail matter? How do all of these details strengthen the story world? And how does all of this work to inspire Sean every day to keep writing and keep telling stories? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more this week on "My Favorite Movie is..."

Check out Sean's episode of "Franchise Forum" on The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy!

Watch Sean's video on the "Play La Marseillaise" Scene!

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Created, Produced, and Hosted by Larry Fried 

Assistant Direction by Steven Reyes

Edited by Fernando Queiroz

Graphic Design by Monica Sarmiento

Motion Graphic Design by Elton Greenfield

Original Music by Matt Gordeuk