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Gillian Flynn Talks Gone Girl Adaptation on Reddit

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One of the coolest things David Fincher did on Gone Girl was keep Gillian Flynn on as screenwriter. Probably the powers that be wanted a dude. I don’t know, just a guess.  Here is what the talented Ms. Flynn had to say about the adaptation process: “I read tons of screenplays and watched a lot of movies. Since my director was David Fincher, I read all the screenplays and rewatched…

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Oscar Voting for Dummies – The Screenplays

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It seems to me that there are some categories where voters will have likely seen most of the nominees. How hard is it, for example, to see all five of the Best Director contenders? Likely you’ve seen them: 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, American Hustle, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street. If you haven’t seen those five by now you’re probably the wrong person to be voting on the highest…

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Writers Guild Nominations

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ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures ADAPTED SCREENPLAY August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company Before Midnight, Written by…

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WGA Preview and Predictions

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The WGA will announce their nominees tomorrow morning. Usually this happen around 10am. The rules for inclusion at the WGA awards usually exclude many of the year’s best scripts – and thus, can sometimes render the WGA awards not useful come Oscar time. Kris Tapley announced the films that would be excluded this year and that includes John Ridley’s 12 years a Slave, the likely winner, or certainly the strongest…

Tracy Letts and August: Osage County

Tracy Letts and August: Osage County

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Since the premiere of his play “Killer Joe” in Chicago in 1993, actor and playwright Tracy Letts has become a major figure in American theater, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his play “August: Osage County” and this year’s Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Letts has also earned acclaim as a screenwriter, adapting his plays “Bug”…

Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

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The Carpetbagger reports: LOS ANGELES— Count Tony Kushner, the “Lincoln” screenwriter, among those who believe several United States Senators went too far when they suggested that Sony Pictures should somehow correct its depiction of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Mr. Kushner on Monday was among 28 supporters of a letter sent to all 100 Senators objecting to the pressure exerted by three of them — Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and…

Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

Spielberg, Goodwin, and Day-Lewis on 60 Minutes: “Bringing Lincoln to Life”

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60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into recreating Lincoln’s world of 1864. Here’s the complete 12-minute segment featuring extended interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Day-Lewis and Spielberg himself. Want more? Check out the 3 “web extras” after the cut.

Scripter Preview

Scripter Preview

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by Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams The USC Scripter will be held tomorrow night. You can watch the Scripter on the live feed.   It’s rare that I come across writing that turns my head, especially in the Oscar race because the screenplay is inextricably tied to the Best Picture contender. When we envision the screenplay we envision the movie. We don’t look at them as separate works.  And generally…

USC Scripter nominees announced!

USC Scripter nominees announced!

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The USC Scripter nominees are: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Life of Pi Lincoln Perks of Being a Wallflower Silver Linings Playbook –A tie resulted in six sets of finalists for the 2013 honor, rather than the typical five. The finalists are, in alphabetical order by film title: Joshuah Bearman, author of the article “The Great Escape,” Antonio J. Mendez, author of The Master of Disguise, and screenwriter Chris…

Lucy Alibar’s screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lucy Alibar’s screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild

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  Following a year-long journey that began at Sundance and ended in theaters all over the world, Beasts of the Southern Wild endures as one of the most emotionally evocative and deeply heartfelt pieces of filmmaking to be released this past year. The film explores the themes of courage, community, and parent-child relationships through the lens of six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), her Dad, Wink (Dwight Henry), and their close-knit bayou…