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WGA Lists Greatest Screenplays, From 'Casablanca' and 'Godfather' to 'Memento' and 'Notorious' | Thompson on Hollywood

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WGA Lists Greatest Screenplays, From 'Casablanca' and 'Godfather' to 'Memento' and 'Notorious' | Thompson on Hollywood

The Writers Guild lists the 101 Greatest Screenplays. Among them are many familliar classics, like "Casablanca," "The Godfather," "Chinatown," "Citizen Cane" and "All About Eve," which comprise the top five. Check out the top twenty below and the full list here.

The youngest scripts on the list are Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) at #24, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman's "Adaptation" (2002) at #77, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor's "Sideways" (2004) at #90 and Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (2000) at #100. The '90s also fared well with "Shakespeare in Love," "American Beauty," "Pulp Fiction," "The Sixth Sense," Being John Malkovich," "Forrest Gum…

Anne Hathaway wins "Best Supporting Actress" for Les Miserable- Acceptan...

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Jennifer Lawrence falls Oscar 2013

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CONGRATS TO ANNE HATHAWAY

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She deserves it! J.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE STUMBLES

OSCAR WINNERS

OSCARS the ticking clock begins

NOT FOR RUNNING!!!

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My new shoes...Very femme fatale what do you think? I love them, found in a fabulous and trendy shop in England.
Nothing much to say this week, as I've been resting only! Watched movies, read books including the picture of Dorian Gray, which I had not read in years, one of my favorite books...A masterpiece.
It's good to take a hiatus!  My last screenplay drained me, pitching my work drained me...Seeing so many bad movies being produced drained me and seeing all these terrible remakes on the screen drained me...Lol...But sometimes next week, I should be back at pitching my projects and talking to all these eccentric and Paranoid  film directors and producers! I’m taking a break from writing on spec, and on writing my own original screenplays because exploring your own soul can be extremely draining, sometimes you lost yourself in this voyage, sometimes it’s painful and I want to explore other people’s mind, and develop their own stories, and their own neurosis for a change.

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Kate Winslet's first Titanic screen test

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The first screen test of Kate Winslet for Titanic! Wonderful. J.T

When Harry Met Sally... (1989): Trailer HQ

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A tribute to the talented and missed Nora Ephron.

Writers Guild of America Remembers Nora Ephron: Words Matter

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/regina-weinreich/writers-guild-of-america-_b_2711574.html


Writers Guild of America Remembers Nora Ephron: Words Matter

LE SALAIRE DES ACTEURS FRANCAIS A BAISSE EN 2012

ACTEURS MIEUX PAYES EN FRANCE: TOP 20

Nora Ephron to Be Honored at Writers Guild East Awards

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Nora Ephron to Be Honored at Writers Guild East Awards

We miss this lady and her talent. J.T

COMING FULL CIRCLE- MY LAST SPEC SCREENPLAY

I have just finished what will be my last spec screenplay in a long time. I'm taking a long break from writing on speculation to focus on  assignments, developing projects for production companies,
producers, other writers etc.

I will write more about that in the upcoming days and update this post.
Jordan.

CORRECTING A SCRIPT

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Will be back shortly! Sorry for the absence, I'll reply to my messages soon...
J.T

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West to Play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for BBC | Thompson on Hollywood

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West to Play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for BBC | Thompson on Hollywood

Sounds interesting! I love this actress, she will be wonderful as Liz Taylor.
J.T

ACCUSED WITCH BURNED ALIVE IN NEW GUINEA

Rotten Rejections: The Letters that Publishers Wish they'd never Sent

Rotten RejectionsThe Letters that Publishers Wish they'd never Sent


http://www.writersservices.com/mag/m_rejection.htm

ARTICLE ON DON'T STOP DANCING!

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ARTICLE ABOUT DON'T STOP DANCING! A very special thanks to Michelle Shyman! J.T

http://learni.st/users/33677/boards/13583-let-s-make-an-adventure-a-few-indie-films

CREATIVITY...

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -
Scott Adams

SUPRESSION DE LA PRESCRIPTION POUR LES AGRESSIONS SEXUELLES SUR ENFANTS: SIGNEZ ET FAITES TOURNER!

A NEW ERA

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I'm getting ready to work on the second draft of what will be my last spec screenplay in a long time. I believe it will be a moving and stress-free experience.

It's very comforting to look back and see all the incredible original scripts I've written.

I've been writing screenplays since I was a teenager and  for those who are asking me, no I'm not retiring from screenwriting, (no way!) I'm just taking a hiatus from spec screenplays to focus on promoting my existing material and make them a reality.


My catalogue of screenplays include a dozen original pieces that range from drama, biopic, thriller, to science fiction, fantasy and adventure. Some screenplays that I've never promoted or pitched, because I was too  busy writing the next  one. Writing has been like a drug to me during the past few years, but I have decided to slow down and break from my original stories.

My plan for 2013 and the years to come, is to develop producers, production companies, filmm…

INDUSTRY SCREENPLAY SALES: JANUARY 2013

Title:     The Best Man
Date:     Thursday, January 24, 2013
Logline:     The story is about college friends who reunite over the Christmas holiday and discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
Writer:     Malcolm D. Lee
Genre:     Drama , Comedy
Saletype:     Sequel
Studio:     Universal Studios
Producer:     Malcolm D. Lee, Sean Daniel
More:     Malcolm D. Lee attached to direct. Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall are attached to star.


Title:     Inherent Vice
Date:     Thursday, January 24, 2013
Logline:     Set in 1969-70 Los Angeles, the story centers on a pot-smoking detective on a kidnapping case.
Writer:     Thomas Pynchon, Paul Thomas Anderson
Genre:     Crime , Dark Comedy
Saletype:     Novel , Adaptation
Production Company:     Annapurna Pictures
Producer:     Megan Ellison, Paul Thomas Anderson, John Lesher, JoAnne Sellar
More:     Paul Thomas An…

KENNETH BRANAGH IN TALKS TO DIRECT CINDERELLA!

http://collider.com/cinderella-kenneth-branagh/

That's great news, his Frankenstein was a masterpiece! At least, they're going to have a real artist onboard!
Jordan.