Was Aaron Sorkin high when he gave this interview? Sorkin, writer of the upcoming movie The Social Network (a biopic about the troubled and complicated genius behind Facebook ) is the troubled and complicated genius screenwriter behind so many great movies (The American President, A Few Good Men, Malice) and television shows (Sportsnight, West Wing). Nice interview. (Think magic mushrooms….)
Movieline has done a nice interview with screenwriter Rowan Joffe, writer of The American, starring George Clooney.
What would asking that question lead you to write? Here’s a pretty good interview with screenwriter Chris Sparling, who answered that question by writing the new movie “Buried”.
Screenwriter Peter Morgan, writer of Frost/Nixon, The Queen, and The Last King of Scotland, tells The Telegraph (UK) that Tony Blair “had one gin and tonic too many” when he copied fictional scenes written by Morgan and included in The Queen into his autobiography.
Sheldon Turner plays hard at being a screenwriter, and it shows. He is credited with the recent “Up In The Air” (a terrific script) and, according to IMDB, has more than a dozen projects in development. Hear him talk about writing and the biz.
Nineteen years after Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon took their famous turn in a ’66 Thunderbird convertible, screenwriter Callie Khouri discusses her Oscar winning screenplay for “Thelma & Louis” with Sallie King of the Los Angeles Times. Discussing the ending, she says:
People either thought it was an uplifting ending or they thought they committed suicide at the end. It kind of depends on how they see it.
Uhm? If it isn’t suicide, what is it?