screenplays

*contains spoilers It is reported that screenwriter, and sometime director, Alan Ormsby (1943-) was inspired in the late 1960s after seeing a screening of the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) with some university friends. “Let’s do something like that,” said Ormsby after seeing the movie in downtown Miami one evening. The result would…

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Screenwriter Anthony O’Connor (21 December 1976-) has been writing forever. He wrote his first screenplays while still a young teenager. He had his first screenplay Angst (2000) produced while still in his early 20s. He would also polish dialogue on the Kylie Minogue movie Sample People (2000). In fact he would earn a living as…

Read more Screenwriter Anthony O’Connor on Angst, Inhuman Resources and the Art of Creation…

*contains spoilers Playwright and occasional screenwriter Arthur Miller (1915-2005 bladder cancer) was, of course, married for several years to troubled actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962 sleeping pill overdose). He tried to save her but she either didn’t want to, or was unable to, save herself. He wrote the classic plays Death of a Salesman and The…

Read more Marilyn’s Ghost in Arthur Miller’s The Misfits and Everybody Wins (Part One)