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2001 A Space Odyssey: HAL Reads Lips

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this classic "movie moment" from Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Casablanca: I Stick My Head Out For Nobody

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal scene from the classic Casablanca.

Taxi Driver: Woman In The Window

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

Adaptation: Hypocritical Oath?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this scene from Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation.

Porco Rosso: Pig Or Prince?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this poignant scene from Hayao Miyazaki's animated feature Porco Rosso.

Laura: In Love With A Corpse

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable scene from Otto Preminger's Laura.

12 Years A Slave: Hanging With Solomon

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave

Network: Hell In The Boardroom

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Sidney Lumet's Network

Swimming With Sharks: Sweet Talk

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great scene from Swimming With Sharks.

Avatar: Alien For Dessert

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this exciting scene from James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar.

Falling Down: Fifty Cent For A Soda

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this explosive scene from Falling Down.

The Bourne Identity: Mystery, Suspense, Surprise

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from The Bourne Identity.

Jaws: Who's The Baddie?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great scene from Spielberg's Jaws.

The Wire: Officer Down

Script Consultant Karel Segers highlights this tense sequence from hit show The Wire.

Barton Fink: Kiss His Feet!

Script Consultant Karel Segers discusses a hilarious scene from the Coen Brothers' Barton Fink.

The Parallax View: Kuleshov On Steroids

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects a powerful cinematic sequence from Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View

Whiplash: What's Your Major Malfunction?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful and disturbing scene from Whiplash.

King Kong: Thank God For The Snake

Script Consultant Karel Segers discusses this classic scene from King Kong (1976).

Nightcrawler: Hungry Coyote

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects this powerful scene from Nightcrawler.

The French Connection: Business or Pleasure?

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects a scene from William Friedkin's classic The French Connection.

Sicario: Crossing The Threshold

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this tense sequence from Sicario.

Spotlight: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects a scene from 2016 Academy Awards Best Picture winner Spotlight.

Ex Machina: Who's The Protagonist Now?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal scene from A.I. movie Ex Machina.

Under The Skin: Beach Fun

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this disturbing scene from Under The Skin.

Easy Rider: Road To Redemption

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects a poignant scene from road-movie classic Easy Rider.

Frozen: Disney's Snow Queen

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects Disney's Frozen.

Kung Fu Hustle: Duck!

Script Consultant Karel Segers dissects this unique movie moment from Kung Fu Hustle.

Chariots Of Fire: Running With Synths

Script Consultant Karel Segers looks back at Oscar winning classic Chariots of Fire to see whether it stands the test of time.

Movie Storytelling & Free-Form Screenwriting

The pros and cons of free-form cinematic storytelling and adhering to the rules when writing your screenplay.

Interview With Screenwriting Guru Syd Field: Part 1

Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie, in association wtih Screen Australia interview legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field during his first trip to Sydney, Australia.

Interview With Screenwriting Guru Syd Field: Part 2

Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie, in association wtih Screen Australia interview legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field during his first trip to Sydney, Australia.

Interview With Screenwriting Guru Syd Field: Part 3

Karel Segers, David Trendall and Niels Abercrombie, in association wtih Screen Australia interview legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field during his first trip to Sydney, Australia.

Frenzy: Breaking The Rules...

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this classic "movie moment" from Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy.

Wall-E: Sex At Sixty

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "movie moment" from Disney's Wall-E.

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: Daddy Has Lost It

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "movie moment" from Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Die Hard: Welcome To The Party, Pal!

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "movie moment" from Die Hard.

Breaking Bad: How Far Are You Prepared To Go?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "TV moment" from Breaking Bad.

Groundhog Day: What Would You Do If...?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this hilarious and insightful "Movie moment" from the classic comedy Groundhog Day.

JCVD: Redemption

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful redemptive "Movie moment" from JCVD.

Tintin: The Adventures of Snowy

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this exciting "Movie moment" from Tintin.

The Untouchables: Mexican Standoff

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this classic "Movie moment" from Brian De Palma's The Untouchables.

Back To The Future: Opening Sequence

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "Movie Moment" from the opening sequence of Back To The Future.

Bridesmaids: Duelling Speeches

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this great "Movie Moment" from the hilarious Bridesmaids.

Blade Runner: I Want More Life

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "Movie Moment" from Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner.

The Third Man: Shadow In The Shadow

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this iconic "Movie Moment" from Carol Reed's classic The Third Man.

Heat: Cops & Robbers

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable "Movie Moment" from Micahel Mann's Heat.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: I Think We Can Help Him

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal "Movie Moment" from Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Lethal Weapon: Meet Martin Riggs

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this memorable "Movie Moment" from Lethal Weapon.

Charlie Wilson's War: Gust

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful "Movie Moment" from Charlie Wilson's War.

The Life Of Brian: I'm Brian And So Is My Wife!

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this hilarious "Movie Moment" from the British classic The Life of Brian.

The Newsroom: Enough?

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this compelling moment from the HBO series The Newsroom.

Touch of Evil: Some Kind Of Man

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this scene from Orson Welles' Touch of Evil.

Down By Law: We All Scream For Ice Cream

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this humorous scene from Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law.

Mad Men: Lifting The Veil

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Mad Men.

Captain Phillips: Shock Ending

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Captain Phillips.

Psycho: Empathy's A Killer!

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this pivotal scene from Hitchcock's classic Psycho.

Glengarry Glen Ross: F*%K YOU! That's My Name!

Script Consultant Karel Segers disects this powerful scene from Glengarry Glen Ross.

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