Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Screenwriters Who Make You Think (maybe laugh and/or cry, too)

The Oscars are over, but the original screenplays nominated this year all deserve praise, not to mention an award here and there. More than that, the films from these talented writers should be watched, studied and enjoyed.

MILK by Dustin Lance Black
FROZEN RIVER by Courtney Hunt
IN BRUGES by Martin McDonough
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY by Mike Leigh
WALL-E by Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon

Sunday, February 01, 2009

1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.

This is the tag line for MAN ON WIRE, currently nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. Check out the DVD, along with the extras featuring additional interviews. Not that I'll be wire walking anytime soon, but the passion Phillipe Petit has for doing what he loves and how he wishes the same for everyone is invigorating and inspiring.