Directing A Movie At Gunpoint

On this episode of Prep Show, Alex Ferrari and Per Holmes discuss how to turn Alex’s
spectacular autobiography Shooting For The Mob into a movie. We talk about how an
abusive relationship actually has perfect story structure, about turning narration into
“show, don’t tell”, and how to deal with the high number of movie stars in the story.

Directing A Movie At Gunpoint

On this episode of Prep Show, Alex Ferrari and Per Holmes discuss how to turn Alex’s spectacular autobiography Shooting For The Mob into a movie. We talk about how an abusive relationship actually has perfect story structure, about turning narration into “show, don’t tell”, and how to deal with the high number of movie stars in the story.

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Episode Outline

0:00 - Intro
1:53 - About the book
4:19 - Summarizing the book
5:32 - Narcissistic Abuse
8:00 - Jimmy's character
11:37 - Do victims deserve sympathy?
16:08 - How narcissistic abuse works
22:20 - A universal story
22:44 - Meeting Batman
23:27 - Maybe the abuse is worth it?
24:13 - Should it be narrated?
26:46 - Getting movie stars in the movie
28:54 - Budget?
31:07 - Story about filmmaking or abuse?
32:50 - Boris the DP
36:00 - Showing instead of telling
43:46 - Dealing with the back-story
50:45 - Good just because it's real?
56:51 - About the audio book
1:06:34 - Getting movie stars to play themselves
1:12:59 - Reworking the ending
1:16:06 - Brutal honesty
1:26:25 - Wrap up

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