The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
Michael Neelsen is a filmmaker and consultant based here in Madison. In a discussion on ReelFanatics  Michael and I consider some ideas about cinematic storytelling. My allergies gave me some Clintonesque hoarseness, and there are some things I’d rephrase better if I were writing them down, but maybe you’ll find something of interest there.
A couple of blog entries are relevant to our conversation: one on The Wolf of Wall Street  and another on American Hustle . The first of these links to a general analysis of film narrative originally published in Poetics of Cinema and available elsewhere on the site . Our discussion of suspense and surprise harks back to other entries too, in particular those about Hitchcock and the bomb under the table (here  and here ). In the podcast I mention the Godard film Adieu au langage as well because I was then working on this blog entry .
You can also visit Michael’s company site StoryFirst .
Thanks to Michael for an enjoyable discussion, and for sharing it via podcast.