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Friday, September 30, 2005

Back where we started

I wanted to launch into some upbeat proposition about a brave new way forward. But before we do that I couldn't let this article pass. Its by Mark Lawson in the Guardian and its about how writers are tossed about with regard to credits. Read it here.
Photo from "The Adventures of the Tattooed Man, directed by Tim Clague and Adrian Ward for Brittannia Building Society


Paul Draper said...

Labyrinthine, perplexing, potentially galling and not a little sinister.

Tim Clague said...

Sorry you didn't like the photo from 'Tattooed Man' Paul

The Gambino Crime Family said...

Pretty interesting article, especially the parts about Mamet and Stoppard. But it falls down when it implies that it's all the fault of the WGA.

In a perfect world, I'm sure the vast majority of its members would prefer one screenwriter for one movie. Yet having little power, they're forced to endure the ridiculous system that endures now.

Tim Clague said...

Exactly. That's what this blog is all about. We need to reach the audience more directly which will benefit both us and them.

Paul Draper said...

Why is it ridiculous if it works though?

There's no doubting some great films get made (along with poor ones) - if that process consigns the screenwriter to an ensemble role, I don't know if that's necessarily a bad thing. Surely the film/programme/piece of work is the bottom line.

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