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Alex Garland

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Alex Garland‘Jim’s a normal decent guy and in the normal sequence of events he’s going to kill anyone with a baseball bat …’ Jim (Cillian Murphy) alone in a deserted London, outside the House of Parliament.‘Structure is what I love’Both...

Darren Aronofsky

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Darren Aronofksy‘What is that noise?’ Harry Goldfarb (Jared Leto) discovers that his mother Sara, (Ellen Burstyn) is addicted to drugs of a different kind.‘Hit them with emotion after emotion’Darren Aronofsky burst on to the US independent...

Ted Tally

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Ted Tally‘There has never been a relationship between two main characters like this.’ Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) intimidates Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster).‘Refrigerator Questions’After studying theatre as an undergraduate at Yale...

David O. Russell

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...‘The whole thing just smells bad to me …’ Maj. Archie Gates (George Clooney), Sfc. Troy Barlow (Ice Cube), SSgt. Chief Elgin (Mark Walhberg) and Pfc. Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) hunt for contraband gold.‘Just take whatever is inside of you...

François Ozon

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...François Ozon‘She’s not crazy, it’s the only way for her to be alive, to imagine he’s present.’Marie Drillon (Charlotte Rampling) surveys the water, looking for her husband.‘You don’t have to tell the audience everything’François Ozon...

Introduction

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...After working for a Hollywood film studio in my early twenties and reading a lot of screenplays on the weekends, I tried my hand at writing a script. Why not? Everyone else in LA was doing it. What followed was a bit of a mess, a 140-page...

Fernando León De Aranoa

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Fernando León de Aranoa‘When things aren’t working, it’s like walking through a desert, you don’t like it but you keep walking.’Fernando León has written and directed three feature films: Familia (1996), Barrio (1996) and Los Lunes al Sol...

Carlos Cuarón

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Carlos Cuarón‘Left-wing chicks are hot, dude.’ Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) share a joint with Luisa (Maribel Verdú).‘I wanted to be García Márquez, man!’ At the 2003 Academy Awards Carlos Cuarón and his older brother,...

Michael Tolkin

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Peter (Peter Weller) and Katherine (Judy Davis) ponder life without money and spirituality.‘Most of the time we’re making bad decisions and running out of money.’ Michael Tolkin is probably most famous for adapting his novel The Player...

Guillermo Arriaga

Screenwriters’ Masterclass : Screenwriters Talk About Their Greatest Movies

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Guillermo Arriaga‘Each one is a son of a bitch.’ El Chivo (Emilio Echevarría) waits for the right moment to re-enter his daughter’s life.‘You do not choose what you write, it chooses you.’Guillermo Arriaga is the author of three novels...