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SCREENPLAY REVIEW - “LIFE ITSELF”

Since the released logline for this film is so vague, and the photos from the film shoot last month were so crazy, I decided to dig around to see if I could find out some more about this film’s plot. (I mean - amongst other things - why is Oscar so clean-shaven and also looking like a bearded mountain man in the same film?) I found an interesting review of the screenplay, so if you don’t want to know anything further about this film before it is released, stop reading now. (SPOILERS BELOW)

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I just found the first feature-length screenplay I ever wrote, which was basically a re-write of “Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride” by Gilbert and Sullivan, except instead of the Aesthetic movement in the 1890’s it’s about early millennial hipsters in New York and a guy who tries faking it at performance art and slam poetry.

It’s kind of trite (and full of typos) and reads a bit like a YA novel but it’s also really cute and I’m having a lot of fun reading all the 18-year-old Ben jokes.

Here are some screenshots.

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2015 Writers Guild Awards Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films
  • Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight
  • Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films
  • Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • American Sniper, Written by Jason Hall; Based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice; Warner Bros.
  • Gone Girl, Screenplay by Gillian Flynn; Based on her novel; 20th Century Fox
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman; Based on the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • The Imitation Game, Written by Graham Moore; Based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges; The Weinstein Company
  • Wild, Screenplay by Nick Hornby; Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

  • Finding Vivian Maier, Written by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel; Sundance Selects
  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, Written by Brian Knappenberger; FilmBuff
  • Last Days in Vietnam, Written by Mark Bailey & Kevin McAlester; American Experience Films
  • Red Army, Written by Gabe Polsky; Sony Pictures Classics