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Breaking Away (1979)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Steve TesichSteve Tesich and I went to Indiana University together. He was a Phi Kappa Psi and I was a Sigma Alpha Mu, and we lived across the street from each other. He graduated in 1965, I some four years later. We actually...

American Beauty (1999)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Alan BallAmerican Beauty has an interesting history. Of course, it opens with Lester Burnham telling his tale from the grave. Not a new idea. As a matter of fact, it’s over a hundred years old if we trace it back...

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Callie KhouriPerhaps it’s something in the Hollywood drinking water. In his book, Ridley Scott: Interviews edited by Laurence Knapp and Andrea Kulas (2005), there’s a 1991 interview conducted by Maitland McDonagh for Film...

Lolita (1963)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov and Stanley KubrickI’ve chosen this scene since it’s actually the one that initiates the entire film even though it doesn’t occur until much later in the film. It is the scene that opens with Humbert...

Chinatown (1974)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Robert TowneIn the November 5, 2009 interview by Alex Simon and Terry Keefe in The Hollywood Interview, Towne was asked about writing the Gittes part for Jack Nicholson. Towne responded, “Well with Jack, yes, I wrote the part...

Good Will Hunting (1997)/Ordinary People (1980)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck/Screenplay by Alvin Sargent Based on the novel by Judith GuestAs I’ve written before, presumably, the screenplay of Good Will Hunting (1997) was written by both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, although...

Casablanca (1942)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch Based on the play “Everybody Goes to Rick’s” by Murray Burnett and Joan AlisonIn Aljean Harmetz’s book, Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca: Bogart...

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Billy WilderSunset Boulevard should be a must see (if not must read) for anyone who is or who has thoughts of becoming a screenwriter. Not because it predates The Player by almost 50 years (and by virtue of that, really...

North by Northwest (1959)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Ernest LehmanThe original shooting script of North by Northwest was submitted by Ernest Lehman on August 12, 1958 and weighed in at a hefty 180 pages (a minimum of three hours of film time). Clearly, he and Hitchcock had a lot...

Goldfinger (1964)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn Based on the novel by Ian FlemingIn an American Film Institute [AFI] interview, Hitchcock once talked about cinematic tension and the example he used was the “bomb under the table” ploy. According...