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Chariots Of Fire Revisited [Running With Synthesizers]

In Writing Screenplays that Sell, Michael Hauge singles out Chariots Of Fire (1981)¬†as a cinematic outlier. It was an unlikely movie to generate big box office. Why? It is a biographical period piece, lacks high concept, and is set outside the US. Chariots of Fire was hugely successful, though. It ended up making nearly $60 million at the US box … Read More

[Video]: Whiplash – Damien Chazelle Interview

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‘I knew what the first image of the movie would be, and I knew what the last image of the movie would be – they were the bookend images…’ How does one write an Oscar-winning film in just two goes? Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s (The Last Exorcism Part II, The Grand Piano) Academy Award winning film Whiplash (his second produced feature … Read More

[Video]: Richard Linklater on Boyhood

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Boyhood is one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2014, coupling an engaging story with themes of the current zeitgeist – divorce, responsibility, single parenthood. Screenwriter and director Richard Linklater sits down with Vice Magazine to discuss how he took pensive daydreams and created an Academy Award nominated film. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting … Read More