Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Script: Barton Fink

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One of many movies about writers — not a recommended script topic. But it can be fun to self-indulge in a successful script on the subject from time to time.

Barton Fink was written by Ethan & Joel Coen.

November 30, 2012

Quote of the Day: Stephen Leigh

That’s the essential goal of the writer: you slice out a piece of yourself and slap it down on the desk in front of you. You try to put it on paper, try to describe it in a way that the reader can see and feel and touch. You paste all your nerve endings into it and then give it out to strangers who don’t know you or understand you. And you will feel everything that happens to that story — if they like it, if they hate it. Because no matter how you try to distance yourself from it, to some degree you feel that if they hate it, they hate you. Which isn’t the truth, you understand. At least you understand that in your head… but not always in your heart.

November 29, 2012

Script: Red Dawn (1984)

Here is the script for the original Red Dawn written by Kevin Reynolds. Should be fun to compare this version to the latest iteration.

November 29, 2012

Quote of the Day: Linus Pauling

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

November 28, 2012

Script: Munich

Munich was written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth based on the novel Vengeance by George Jonas.

November 28, 2012

Quote of the Day: Orson Scott Card

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.

November 27, 2012

Script: Precious

Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire was adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher.

November 27, 2012

Quote of the Day: Anne Lamott

We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.

November 26, 2012

Script: Outbreak

Outbreak was written by Lawrence Dworet and Robert Roy Pool.

November 26, 2012

Script: Seven

Seven was written by Andrew Kevin Walker.