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Toy Story (1995)

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

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...Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Joe Ranft, and Alec SokolowWhat makes Toy Story so different from the other films in this collection, beyond its animation status, is that it was written “by committee.”...

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

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

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... begins the dialogue.Of course, Ratso is sizing up the obvious “tourist” as an easy mark since no New Yorker would wear such a shirt. His attempt at ingratiating himself with Joe is just the beginning of an exercise in trying to manipulate him.At...

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

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...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...

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

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...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

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...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...

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

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...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...

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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...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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...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...

When Harry Met Sally (1988)

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

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...Screenplay by Nora EphronA lot of these dialogous scenes are fairly lengthy, but some are pointedly brief. One of these is the classic Carnegie Katz Deli scene in When Harry Met Sally. The script opens with Harry and Sally “about to eat...

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

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...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...