Film Interviews

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 Carlos Aguilar

Terry Rossio and The Lone Ranger

Terry Rossio and <i>The Lone Ranger</i>

To boundless optimism and an entrepreneurial spirit

by Carlos Aguilar Anybody who has gone to the movies in the past two decades and experienced some of the most iconic animated and family films from Aladdin to The Pirates of The Caribbean trilogy has most likely enjoyed the work of legendary screenwriter Terry Rossio. His impressive filmography contains some the most successful films […]

 Daniel H. Mintz

Michelle Morgan is the Girl Most Likely

Michelle Morgan is the <i>Girl Most Likely</i>

Advice on imitating life through art and the personal screenplay

by Daniel H. Mintz Girl Most Likely will hit close to home for many of today’s unemployed, debt-ridden young adults moving back in with their parents. Such is the path of Imogene, the film’s main protagonist, who quickly learns firsthand the meaning of Thomas Wolfe’s phrase, “You can’t go home again.” Dramatic writers should also […]

 Andrew Bloomenthal

Nicolas Winding Refn discusses Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn discusses <i>Only God Forgives</i>

An Oedipus Complex and Hollywood desires

by Andrew Bloomenthal ”I’m a pornographer. I make films that arouse me,” quipped provocative Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, during a Q&A session following a packed Los Angeles Film Festival screening of Only God Forgives. Written and directed by Refn for The Weinstein Company subsidiary, Radius TWC, Only God Forgives is part martial-arts revenge saga, […]

 Brock Swinson

2 Guns, One Vision

2 Guns, One Vision

Writer Blake Masters’ exacting style

by Brock Swinson While various comic book and movie websites instantly link the style of 2 Guns to Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Blake Masters’ true influences came from a series of movies made in the early 1970s. The 42-year-old writer credits Don Siegel’s Charley Varrick, Michael Cimino’s Thunderbolt and […]

 Scott Essman

Travis Beacham on Pacific Rim

Travis Beacham on <i>Pacific Rim</i>

Conjuring mechanoids and monsters

by Scott Essman Screenwriter Travis Beacham burst onto the scene fresh out of film school with a spec script sale and never looked back. After penning Clash of the Titans, he moved forward with a new spec, this time about giant monsters in the vein of the ’50s-’60s Godzilla films from Toho Studios. With several […]

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