Moviemaking's Getting to Be All Style and No Substance

The tendency seems to be toward telling the same old stories with a new kind of "visual panache." The screenwriter wants to see "more movies of substance."

Writing a Good Screenplay Is an Art—And Also a Craft

Screenwriting is like creating Frankenstein’s monster; assembling body parts is easy, but giving them life is "almost impossible."

How a Film Becomes a Cult Classic

At first, the critical consensus was that "Groundhog Day" was merely "cute." But over time it developed a mass following of viewers and critics alike.

Learning Not To Accept Hollywood on Its Own Terms

The screenwriter had 50 meetings with different producers when he was trying to sell his script. The most common reaction: "I loved 'Groundhog Day.' Of course, we can’t make it."