A hook is described as the nucleus of both a film and its screenplay. It is what grabs the viewer's attention, preferably in the first 5–10 minutes, as a reader might expect to find a literary hook in the first chapter of a novel. For this episode, we discuss our favorite movie or television hooks, and why they appeal to us.  

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Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Movie and TV Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 21:31) Movie and TV News: the Academy strives for diversity, Daniel Craig and Halle Berry team up, fan films are in the headlines, and much more
  • (21:32 – 1:06:29) From The Outside In Topic: The Best Hooks In Film and Television  | Listener topic comments
  • (1:06:30 – 1:52:12) What’s This Movie? | Reviews of The Shallows, The Fundamentals of Caring, and Independence Day: Resurgence | New Releases: The Purge: Election Year, The BFG, Mike and Dave’s Wedding Dates, and Tarzan | Stump The HO
  • (1:52:13 – 2:01:25) Emails | Closing | Outtakes

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