30 of the Best Screenplays of the Century (So Far)

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07 Jan 2022, 4:23 pm

Do you agree?

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09 Jan 2022, 12:50 pm

Out of what I saw, I enjoyed The Departed, Arrival, Lost in Translation, Sideways, Adaptation, and There Will Be Blood.

I've watched Sideways over and over and still love it. I've seen Lost in Translation a bunch of times, too, and find Bill Murray's performance very touching.

Never was a Tarantino fan--it's all shrill, like someone who understands the theatrical tricks in Shakespeare, but none of the content.

I liked The Royal Tenenbaums when it came out, but lost interest. It's very stylish, but a watered-down version of Salinger's Glass Family stories. I'm still in love with Rushmore, though.

The Dark Knight had some great performances, but the crappy dialogue, with its cod philosophy, got old. Batman Begins was better--less ambitious, but more fulfilling.

Where is Mulholland Drive???? Or Lord of the Rings? It had some bad dialogue and poor attempts at humor, but pulling that adaptation off was quite an achievement. I also enjoyed several Ty West movies, like House of the Devil and The Innkeepers. I've watched The Devil's Rejects by Rob Zombie a million times, too.

Also, they say screenplay, but most of us have no idea what these screenplays were like. Just the finished film. I enjoyed Inland Empire by David Lynch, which had no screenplay.



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09 Jan 2022, 1:08 pm

The Wife -- I freaking loved that movie.



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09 Jan 2022, 1:15 pm

Didn't see The Wife. The Master was really good too.



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09 Jan 2022, 1:44 pm

HighLlama wrote:
Didn't see The Wife. The Master was really good too.


I've never heard of The Master. Just read the blurb and it sounds like something I might like.

Someone told me to watch a movie called True ___________ (can't remember) with Woody Harrelson?

Ideas?



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09 Jan 2022, 2:07 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
HighLlama wrote:
Didn't see The Wife. The Master was really good too.


I've never heard of The Master. Just read the blurb and it sounds like something I might like.

Someone told me to watch a movie called True ___________ (can't remember) with Woody Harrelson?

Ideas?


True Detective? It's a TV show, but he was in season one. It's one of my favorite shows.



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09 Jan 2022, 6:09 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
HighLlama wrote:
Didn't see The Wife. The Master was really good too.


I've never heard of The Master. Just read the blurb and it sounds like something I might like.



The Master is a biopic (so to speak) about the founding of Scientology which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams; written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson released in 2012.

An excellent movie worth your time, but like many, I don't understand why so many people
believe Scientology is a legit religion. :?


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12 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm

I haven't seen half of that list, but strongly agree with the following:

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
There Will Be Blood
Memento
Adaptation
Children Of Men
Lost In Translation
Inside Out


As a writer, I strongly aspire to such well-wrote stories.

I would've personally added Crash and replaced The Dark Knight with Batman Begins if we had to have another Nolan film on that list.

Speaking of Nolan, The Prestige is an honourable mention in my opinion.


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17 Jan 2022, 5:01 pm

HighLlama wrote:

Never was a Tarantino fan--it's all shrill, like someone who understands the theatrical tricks in Shakespeare, but none of the content.


I am also not a Tarantino fan. I've tried watching both
Django Unchained and The Hateful 8; just can't do it unfortunately;
way too many "n-bombs" for my liking. :x

However, I am not saying Tarantino is a bad writer/director, IMO, he's the opposite.


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23 Jan 2022, 7:06 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
The Wife -- I freaking loved that movie.


I never got a chance to see The Wife, but many have said
Glenn Close gave one of her best performances.

@ And So It Goes: I also agree with the following:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Memento
Children of Men
Inside Out


@ Everyone: As for the others, I liked Get Out and Us, but my mom still won't give a reason as to
why she hates Get Out so much. A personal theory is it reminds her too much of when she first arrived in the US in 1980. She spoke no English, had no understanding of American cultures, and the paternal side of the family treated her like dirt.


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