For "Amelie," Jean-Pierre Jeunet's vision of an impossibly perfect Paris, the director didn't enhance his beloved neighborhood of Montmartre so much as omit unnecessary details -- leaving out cars…
In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences stuck to its pattern of agreeing with the Writers Guild of America 60% of the time. Indeed, Oscar and the guild agreed on exactly 60% of the…
n a way my real award was simply to watch the movie happening. When I stood in the Chinese bedroom of Wrotham Park, watching Robert Altman direct "Gosford Park," my first produced screenplay, while…
After spending massive amounts of time in the Hollywood spotlight in the first half of 2001, leaders of the Writers Guild of America find themselves back in a lower public profile.
Eye on the Oscars: The Writer
Henry Ford said it is bunk. Napoleon said it is a set of lies, agreed upon. But history, as depicted in motion pictures, can revive interest in people and events that may otherwise remain generally…
Since the late '80s, Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" has joined Syd Field's primer on story structure as one of the must-reads for budding screenwriters. Vogler's book views filmmakers as…
This year's Oscar nominees are all over the map, but that's nothing compared with the divergent Academy analyses by major U.S. newspapers.
John Irving's showbiz memoir, "My Movie Business," is the sorrowful tale of the author's 13-year odyssey to develop a feature film from his novel "The Ciderhouse Rules," a journey marked by myriad…
John Williams will return to the Oscar podium for the first time since 1975 to serve as music director for the 74th Academy Awards.
Oscar-winning director Delbert Mann, a past president of the Directors Guild of America, has been tapped to receive the DGA's Honorary Life Member Award.