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PAGE TO SCREEN: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by Eric Roth

Posted by · 12:15 pm · August 26th, 2008

“Time is the most precious of God’s gifts. It is untouchable, unseeable, unknowable…it is as light as a feather…as heavy as a stone…Time, my darling, what precious little there is, is all we have…” I’ve known from Eric Roth for a few years now. I’ve spent some time investigating his process, picking apart his tendencies […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Valkyrie” by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

Posted by · 8:44 am · August 19th, 2008

“God promised Abraham that he would not destroy Sodom if he could find just ten righteous men. I have a feeling that for Germany it may come down to one.” So what has Christopher McQuarrie, the man responsible for creating Keyser Soze, been up to since “The Usual Suspects” (and the oft-forgotten “The Way of […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “W” by Stanley Weiser

Posted by · 9:54 am · August 12th, 2008

“Thirty days!  I’d like to shove a plate of Freedom Fries down that slick piece of shit’s throat.  Givin’ me lectures?  The next chance I get I’ll be glad to veto something French.  Damned glad.” Those were the words that seemed to send a shot through the industry when Stanley Weismer’s script “W” made its […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “The Brothers Bloom” by Rian Johnson

Posted by · 8:31 am · August 5th, 2008

“As far as con man stories go, I think I’ve heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro fixers, tales drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man’s tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.” So begins Ricky Jay’s narration of Rian Johnson’s “The Brothers […]

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