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Charles Brackett Diaries: Ugly Politics and Juicy Gossip in Old Hollywood

Charles Brackett ca. 1945: Billy Wilder screenwriting partner (1936–1949), producer (1945–1949) and Hollywood diarist. Q&A with 'Charles Brackett Diaries' editor Anthony Slide: Billy Wilder's screenwriter-producer partner in his own words Six-time Academy Award winner Billy Wilder is a film legend. He is renowned for classics such as The Major and the Minor, Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd., Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment. The fact that Wilder was not the sole creator of these movies is all but irrelevant to graduates from the Auteur School of Film History. Wilder directed, co-wrote, and at times produced his films. That should suffice. For auteurists, perhaps. But not for those interested in the whole story. That's one key reason […]


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Charles Brackett Diaries: Ugly Politics and Juicy Gossip in Old Hollywood



Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination

WGA Awards 2014 nominations: Woody Allen, 'American Hustle' in; '12 Years a Slave,' 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' ineligible (image: Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen on the 'Blue Jasmine' set) The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards. The lists – adapted and original screenplay, documentary screenplay – mostly feature the expected titles, in addition to a handful of surprises chiefly because several of this year's top contenders for screenplay awards have failed to meet the WGA's strict eligibility rules. Among the out-of-contention screenplays for the 2014 WGA Awards were John Ridley's 12 Years a Slave, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope's Philomena, Asghar Farhadi's The Past, Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalia Lacroix's Blue Is the […]


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Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination



WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' with Emma Watson. WGA Awards 2013: From 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' to 'Zero Dark Thirty' The WGA Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Expect the Academy Awards 2013 nominations in the writing categories to be – at least – somewhat different, for reasons explained below. But first, here are the WGA Awards 2013 nominees: Best Original Screenplay John Gatins for Robert Zemeckis' Flight; Rian Johnson for Looper, which he also directed; Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master, which he also directed; Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom, which Anderson also directed; Mark Boal for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Best Adapted Screenplay Chris Terrio for Ben Affleck's Argo; David […]


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WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In