Posts tagged ‘Gone with the Wind’

March 7, 2013

Screenwriter Profile: Ben Hecht

sjff_04_img1506The Writer:

Ben Hecht won the first ever Oscar given for screenwriting (at the time the category was called “Best Original Story”) in 1927 for his gangster drama Underworld. He has one of the longest lists of credits I’ve ever seen on IMDB, including writing credits on such classics as Gone with the Wind, the original Scarface (here’s the script for the 1983 version), the original Some Like It Hot (the 1958 version), and the play which His Girl Friday is based on. What follows is a partial listing of his impressive credits as both scribe and script doctor.

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July 18, 2011

15 Movies that Changed Film Forever

The Script Lab put out this list of fifteen films that had a lasting effect on the world of cinema:

The internet is littered with scores of “Best of…” movie lists; we even have a few. The angle of this list is a bit different though. These films, for good or bad, changed the course of the movie industry and forever altered how movies are made, marketed and viewed.

15. Avatar (2009)
Time will tell how truly game changing Avatar will be remembered, but it’s easy to see it’s immediate impact. 3D cinema is seemingly here to stay and Avatar made it cool to wear the glasses. Besides the amazing technical accomplishments of the film and the ground breaking way films will be shot in the future – Cameron devised a stereoscopic ‘virtual camera, allowing him to move through a 3D terrain as he shot – Cameron’s baby brought in such staggering dollars – 2.73 billion worldwide – we are guaranteed to have 3D versions of nearly every popcorn blockbuster for the near future.

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