Cynthia Whitcomb has sold more than 70 feature-length screenplays, 25 of which have been filmed. Her scripts have won and been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy Award, Cable Ace Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Humanitas Award, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Her students have also gone on to write successful box-office hits. She has taught screenwriting for many years, including seven at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The Heart of the Film: Writing Love Stories in Screenplays
The Second Golden Age: 1980s and 1990s
THE SECOND GOLDEN AGE:
1980S AND 1990S
You may have noticed that many of the movies I use as examples are from
the 1980s and 1990s. It’s not because I came of age then, though thank
Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Cinema of Simulation: Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s
Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
...At the beginning of American Beauty, the Academy Award–winning film for Best Picture of 1999, Lester Burnham’s introductory voice-over informs the audience that “In less than a year, I’ll be dead. Of course, I don’t know that yet...
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