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Harry Lime | Holly Martins
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(1992) is seminal in so many ways. Whenever I write something, I'm always saying, "Oh, that's from Unforgiven. Or The Exorcist
(1973). The other one that I find myself referencing -- hopefully not copying, but certainly referencing -- is All That Jazz
(1979), which isn't even an action movie but it has such a power to it, such a melancholy. It's such a wild combination, a musical ...
The $1.75 million he received for his screenplay for The Last Boy Scout
(1991) was the highest to date in 1990. He then topped it when he sold the script to The Long Kiss Goodnight
(1996) for $4 million a few years later. Both were box-office disappointments that later found cult audiences on home video.
His scripts often combine action, thriller, noir and (black) comedy elements.