Becoming a Scriptwriterbe a screenwriter
Do Hollywood scriptwriters become obsolete?
However, in these excerpts from all staff members I have found that scriptwriters are seldom, if ever, quoted, which is ironical, as the speeches usually have to be rewritten. These shortcomings have become more and more obvious lately, as more and more movies were either made by the directors or maybe not at all.
I' m sure no author by the name of Anderson has ever been employed. Birdman " also performs with all his frantic energies as if it had been staged by his hyper-caffeinated line-up (director Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the script together with three other screenwriters, two of whom are friends). Interstellar " would have been a much more rewarding movie if a gifted author had worked on his dialog and storyline (Chris Nolan and his brothers Jonathan are featured as authors).
Boyhood " I was admiring, but again it is as if the actor has been inventing a scene year after year as they age. Scriptwriter' s aging can also be seen in the tendency towards what some reviewers call the "post-plot" film. At least the dispute over authors and author loans goes back to Andrew Sarris' statements in the 1960s about "author filmmaking".
He mistrusted both authors and comedians. Then Pauline Kael came to push the cause of Sidney Lumet, who went from "Network" to "Serpico" and worked in close collaboration with famous filmwriters. In spite of their often footpedestrian, studio-driven structures, many of the movies from Hollywood's historic years have been extraordinarily well composed in storytelling and talk.
On one occasion I took a free day off and was reading some old Nunnally Johnson and Dalton Trumbo script studios working in the old authors' building, and I was tremendously struck by their craftmanship and wealth of dialog. I' ve even been reading unpublished screenplays by people like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ben Hecht - it was clear why they were never made, but they deserve to be public.
I was once told by my deceased boyfriend Roddy McDowell, an avid college boyfriend in gym development, to study some of the scenarios he had gathered that had been specifically designed by the gym directors as cars for their favorite lovers. This was a one-of-a-kind compilation - excellently composed writings by top scriptwriters that were never made (relationships usually exploded before the movies got the green light).