Do I really need to explain why I love this ending? Just like the rest of this movie, it’s perfect. I know a lot of people prefer the book ending, but this makes for a very nice movie ending, don’t you think?
David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk reflect on making, quite simply, one of the greatest films of our lifetime, courtesy of Jeff Goldsmith. Oh, and by the way, subscribing to his Backstory magazine is the smartest choice that you could make.
Jim Uhls is not your average screenwriter. For one thing, his nickname is Professor Peculiar. For another, as this exclusive off-kilter discussion of his craft demonstrates, Uhls is eager to break the first rule of Fight Club – he talks about Fight Club. A lot. That seminal film, directed by David Fincher, pushed every boundary possible for a studio movie, and Uhls’ darkly funny script, adapted from the Chuck Palahniuk novel, is a wickedly subversive example of how to successfully adapt an unadaptable book. Step inside the mind of the man who figured out how to do it, as Professor Peculiar explains how to use a newspaper story approach to build a brilliant pitch, why you should interview your characters, how to know when to stick a fork in your screenplay, and the macabre particulars of how and why he had to murder his brother’s cat.
Dear every screenwriter, read this: Jim Uhls’ screenplay for Fight Club. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and other online retailers.
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You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis… This is your life; and it’s ending one minute at a time.
Proof of Concept/pitch for The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson. follow him on twitter! twitter.com/RuairiRobinson Website him on ruairirobinson.com
Developed with the assistance of Bord Scannáin na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board
And Jim Uhls who wrote the script for FIGHT CLUB
Creature design by Jordu Schell.
20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi script The Leviathan, with Simon Kinberg on board as producer and Neill Blomkamp as executive producer, based on an idea by Ruairi Robinson who is attached to direct with Jim Uhls penning the script.
The project is set in the 22nd century, when mankind has colonized many worlds and traveling faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.