09 February, 2009

Films of the week

"The best advice I can give is to read great scripts. See how the masters do it. Book learning has its place for sure - but immersing yourself in great writing will pay dividends."
English Dave

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Monday


A Few Good Men

ITV1, 10:35pm
Screenplay
"You can't handle the truth!" Aaron Sorkin adapted his own play

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Tuesday

Hannah and Her Sisters

BBC1, 11:45pm
Screenplay
Woody Allen at the peak of his powers

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Thursday

The American President

ITV3, 11:00pm
Screenplay
Another Aaron Sorkin, this rom-com was a rehearsal for The West Wing

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Thursday

Breakdown

ITV4, 11:50pm
Screenplay
This quality thriller shows what you can do with little money, few locations but a brilliant idea skilfully executed.

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Friday

Groundhog Day

ITV3, 10:00pm
Screenplay
One of the all-time greatest comedies. One of the all-time greatest comedies. One of the all-time greatest comedies. (Did you see what I did there?)

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Saturday

Collateral


Channel 4, 9:00pm
Screenplay
"'Ere, I had that Tom Cruise in the back of my cab once...bastard threatened to kill me." Quality thriller.

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Sunday

Jerry Maguire

Channel 4, 11:20pm
Screenplay
"Show me the money" This masterpiece stands up to repeated viewings.

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