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106 MINS

Ep 192: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

May 17, 2022

We punch our faces through Sam Raimi’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and discuss:

  • Netflix’s core problem and what their action plan should be to fix it (Timestamp: 00:00 – 36:30);
  • Story & writing, dramatic needs and character arcs;
  • Directing, set design, genre-bending;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Anyone can write five people trapped in a snowstorm. The question is how you get them into the snowstorm. It’s hard to write a good play because it’s hard to structure a plot. If you can think of it off the top of your head, so can the audience. To think of a plot that is, as Aristotle says, surprising and yet inevitable, is a lot, lot, lot of work. – David Mamet

Notes & References:
“No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention” by Erin Meyer, and Reed Hastings
As of now (May 9, 2022) Netflix has dipped by 50% in the past month
April ’22 report said they lost 200k members during Q1 – “The company said that the suspension of its service in Russia and the winding-down of all Russian paid memberships resulted in a loss of 700,000 subscribers.”
Netflix subscription costs between $10-20 ($15 minimum for HD streaming)
Netflix is profitable, earning $5.1B in 2021 on $29.7B in revenue in 2021
Guillermo del Toro still wants to make “At the Mountains of Madness”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a reported budget of  $200M

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