April 7th, 2006

writing

Hot 101

101 Greatest Screenplays as rated by Writers Guild of America.

Some of my favorite movies on the list: Harold and Maude, Some Like It Hot, Network, Annie Hall, Groundhog Day, Memento, All The President's Men, The Usual Suspects, Amadeus and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind and many more!

I am a little perplexed by the inclusion of Star Wars on the list.

1. CASABLANCA
Screenplay by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch. Based on the play "Everybody Comes to Rick's" by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison
2. THE GODFATHER
Screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo
3. CHINATOWN
Written by Robert Towne
4. CITIZEN KANE
Written by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles
5. ALL ABOUT EVE
Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Based on "The Wisdom of Eve," a short story and radio play by Mary Orr
6. ANNIE HALL
Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
7. SUNSET BLVD.
Written by Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr.
8. NETWORK
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
9. SOME LIKE IT HOT
Screenplay by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond. Based on "Fanfare of Love," a German film written by Robert Thoeren and M. Logan
10. THE GODFATHER II
Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo. Based on Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather"
11. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
Written by William Goldman
12. DR. STRANGELOVE
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Peter George and Terry Southern. Based on novel "Red Alert" by Peter George
13. THE GRADUATE
Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. Based on the novel by Charles Webb
14. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. Based on the life and writings of Col. T.E. Lawrence
15. THE APARTMENT
Written by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond
16. PULP FICTION
Written by Quentin Tarantino. Stories by Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary
17. TOOTSIE
Screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal. Story by Don McGuire and Larry Gelbart
18. ON THE WATERFRONT
Screen Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Based on "Crime on the Waterfront" articles by Malcolm Johnson
19. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Screenplay by Horton Foote. Based on the novel by Harper Lee
20. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Screenplay by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett & Frank Capra. Based on short story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern. Contributions to screenplay Michael Wilson and Jo Swerling
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peeps, easter

When was the last time you...

...laughed out loud at something you read on the Internet?
It happens frequently thanks to the many witticisms viewed on my friends list. Today I laughed at the audacity and stupidity of Brian Doyle, the Dept. of Homeland Security asshat, arrested in an internet underage sex sting.

...said “I love you” to someone?
To my sweet Juannie and the pupper-doodles all the time.

...sang along with a song?
I sang out loud to my new all-girls mix this afternoon. I am working all alone at my old desk and took advantage of the solitude.

...paid someone a compliment?
Yesterday.

...received a compliment?
This morning.

...saw a movie that was really moving?
It wasn’t a movie but this week’s episode of Lost really got to me. The look on Libby’s face at the end was hardcore.

...read a poem?
This morning.
Encounter by Czeslaw Milosz
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...learned a new skill?
A new skill I want to learn is how to use Photoshop. I must acquire it first.

...saw a band play live?
I saw phoenix_anew’s boyfriend, Jack Locke, play a few weeks back. Great music and great fun!

...got in touch with someone you haven’t seen since high school?
I ran into a dear friend I haven’t seen since early college days at a parade during Mardi Gras.

...danced?
Today while singing to Juannie and the dogs out in the backyard.

...felt the sun on your face, and noticed it?
Late yesterday afternoon while I was at Zephyr Field.
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Kiss It!

Two songs that just popped up back to back on shuffle that make me want to do the naughty naughty... Criminal by Fiona Apple and Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie and The Banshees.
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