08 March, 2007

Directing as Defensive Screenwriting

Eddie's Blog-a-Thon Board:

"It was a career spanning six decades, featuring some of the most cherished examples of the filmmaker’s craft in the annals of Hollywood history. The Wilder canon is stunning, not only for the number of classics it produced, but for the variety of genres it encompassed; who else, apart from Howard Hawks, ran the gamut from screwball comedy to film noir, taking pause to explore all of the ground in between?

And – in a twist worthy of a Wilder screenplay - it all might never have been if not for a cockroach."

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