Real vs. Reel

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece Mark Oppenheimer writes (appropriately enough on July 4th) of symbolism run amok: he complains specifically about flag-waving replacing true and thoughtful patriotism. [Full disclosure: At my house on national holidays and—displaced New Yorkers that we…

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The Great Screenwriters – Part 9: Ernest Lehman

Today Ernest Lehman is principally remembered as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s coterie of writers, with whom Hitchcock created a succession of classics in the 1950s, including Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and finally North by Northwest (1959), which Lehman himself wrote.…

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Review: Final Draft 10

Final Draft 10 embodies the old Hollywood mantra of “same, but different”. Final Draft 10 has many of the same features longtime users of the software will be familiar with - fixed formatting, character reports, statistical reports, auto-fill, and more…

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