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The Genius of Buck Henry
The term "Writer's Writer" gets thrown around a lot, and it will here too, unabated, as there are few writers to whom the term more aptly applies than the great Buck Henry, who departed Earth this month, at the age of 89.
Screenwriting Role Models: Dan O'Bannon
Many talented people helped to make Alien a landmark film, but screenwriter Dan O’Bannon created the blueprint.
Screenwriting Role Models: John Hodge
With T2 Trainspotting, screenwriter John Hodge pulls off a feat other writers envy: a character-focused sequel set – and released – twenty years after the original that’s poignant and funny, even with a plot that’s beside the point. But Hodge, who ea...
Screenwriting Role Models: Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader is one of the most important screenwriters of the twentieth century and helped to define the New Hollywood of the 1970s. Unlike most filmmakers, Schrader didn’t grow up loving movies. In fact, he had not seen one until he was in his lat...
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