Cheap Screenwriting School: The Dialogue
Just recently released on Netflix comes a series of dialogues with Hollywood scribes of varying quality. The great equalizer of course being box office success. Host of the series is New Line Entertainment’s Mike De Luca. The titles available through Netflix are:
- The Dialogue: Jim Uhls (Fight Club)
- The Dialogue: David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Dark City)
- The Dialogue: Ted Griffin (Ocean’s 11 remake, Matchstick Men)
- The Dialogue: Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash)
- The Dialogue: Stuart Beattie (Derailed, Collateral)
- The Dialogue: Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard remake, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning)
At this point, some of the more interesting titles seem only to availble through Amazon.com. Additional titles include: Paul Attanasio, Bruce Joel Rubin, Callie Khouri, Marshall Herskovitz and many more.
The reviews I have read of the series seem to be mixed, with conversations often including more anecdotal material than technical guidance. However, each interview in the series does touch on a particular highlight such as “The Pitch” and “Writing Believable Con Men”.
Of course, when in doubt, READ!
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