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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 ...
After being the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood, he disappeared as a writer in the late '90s. He recently admitted he withdrew due to pressure and a growing contempt for his own commercial, action-packed material.
His scripts often combine action, thriller, noir and (black) comedy elements.