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The Screen Writer (1950)

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This short focuses on the job of the screenwriter, who adapts a story into a screenplay. It is his screenplay that is transformed into the movie we see at theaters. An original story may ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Charles Brackett ...
Himself (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ...
Screenwriter (uncredited)
Wilton Graff ...
Producer / Screenwriter (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ...
Producer (uncredited)
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Tom Moore ...
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Robert Patten ...
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Dan Riss ...
The Screen Writer (uncredited)
Dore Schary ...
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This short focuses on the job of the screenwriter, who adapts a story into a screenplay. It is his screenplay that is transformed into the movie we see at theaters. An original story may come from literary agents or studio story editors. Novels and plays also provide story ideas. Some screenwriters became directors and producers. Others even became studio production heads such as Darryl F. Zanuck and Dore Schary. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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10 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Screen Writer, The (1950)

** (out of 4)

Another entry in a series of shorts produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The main goal of this short is to explain certain jobs in Hollywood and, as the title says, this one here looks at the screenwriter. We learn how they come up with ideas and what all their job requires while on set. We also learn that more and more screenwriters are directing their pictures with Billy Wilder and John Huston mentioned. As with the other films in the series, this here is good for young people who might not know what certain jobs actually do but if you're got the mildest knowledge then you're going to know everything here. The final minutes of the shorts is pretty much just a promo reel showing clips from various movies.


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