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11 May 2006, 6:14 pm

Did I already mention Werner Herzog? gotta be AS.



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12 May 2006, 1:15 am

David Lynch? I sometimes wonder if he has AS, and his movies are extremely bizarre.

I once took a course in college called Literature and Film. I did horrible on the book aspect, but much better on the film aspect. I found it easier to work out characters while watching them. When reading about them, all I could see was words, and each new concept that arose screwed up my thought process. I found myself re-reading paragraphs a number of times. That's how I am with novels. I can't divulge characters' emotions in a book unless they are specifically told. If I keep re-reading certain lines, then I can get a little idea, but it's just too frustrating.

I'm not too sure what a 'subtle social cue' really is, but I can only depict emotions while watching people if they laugh, yell, or whatever they do that is not a part of their usual personality. I have apparently became better at this than when when I was younger, or so I've been told.

Now, if I were to direct or write a script. I don't know about directing, but writing probably would not be a problem for me. I am exceptionally good with words and like to write from a visual perspective.

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23 Oct 2006, 4:58 pm

1. Steven Speilburg

2. Peter Jackson (possibly)

3. Tim Burton (possibly)



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24 Oct 2006, 6:50 am

Quentin Tarantino is dyslexic.



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19 Jan 2007, 3:01 am

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Hey-- :D

I am a film director and screenwriter living in LA, have been for several years. I got diagnosed about six months ago, and I was curious about whether I'd be barred from my passion as a fully-fledged career because my thinking is very literal, and CREATING stories seems to be such an intuitive activity, and one that involves a lot of emotional analysis.

I have trouble because I become over-involved with the structure of the story. :?
I have trouble empathizing with characters as I write them, understanding their emotion. :cry:
I have trouble recognizing 'cool' dialogue, although I supposedly write it at times. 8)

SOOO ... I scoured the Internet to find out what writers/directors were diagnosed or purported to have AS. Here's what I came up with:

1. STEVEN SPIELBERG (Diagnosed supposedly, but hard to pin down where and how)
2. STANLEY KUBRICK (postumously diagnosed, but sure fit the part, and a friend of Spielberg)
3. TIM BURTON (Never diagnosed that I know of, but has many, many indicators)

These were the almost sure bets. Less sure candidates included Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, and James Cameron.

Does anybody have any more info on any of these guys, whether just behaviors that confim/deny the possibility of AS, how they deal with it, or ANYTHING? (Including your own experiences with creating stories?) I'm very interested to hear, and not just for academic reasons. I am working very hard to adapt my quirkly mode of creation to be able to make top-quality films in a very, very competitive, stressful field. I can use any data you've got! 8O


I can't believe I just now, after having joined months ago, found this area. My dream job is to be a screenwriter for a drama or supernatural television show. I have written several fan factions, mainly around shows Charmed and Smallville.



19 Jan 2007, 2:18 pm

Could Johnny Depp be AS or just have the traits? I read he had an obsession with lizards and talekd about them a lot when he was a kid and was a walking encyclopedia on them. I read he also suffers from anxiety. Those are the only things I know about him. I can remember someone mentioning to me on a yahoo group about him having it because she saw his name on a webpage that had a list of people with it. So it got open to keep my eyes out what i read about him and what he says about himself. Having two apsie common things isn't enough for me to say he has it.



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19 Jan 2007, 2:23 pm

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I can't believe I just now, after having joined months ago, found this area. My dream job is to be a screenwriter for a drama or supernatural television show. I have written several fan factions, mainly around shows Charmed and Smallville.


StarAngel,
Have you sent your screenplays to those shows? I've heard stories of people writing something for a show and sending it to them, then being hired to be a writer for the show.


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19 Jan 2007, 11:05 pm

Crispin Glover!
His eccentric behavior shows that he may have Aspie traits.

10 Hollywood Aspies who may or may not have AS :
Charlie Kaufman
Zach Helm
Guilleremo del Toro
Crispin Glover
Johnny Depp
Steven Spielberg {no wonder he makes such awesome movies}
Alfonso Cuaron
Steven Soderbergh
David Lynch
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22 Aug 2008, 4:33 pm

Steven Speilberg is diagnosed as an aspie; I'm not sure if George Lucas is, but I think he is an aspie.



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23 Aug 2008, 10:33 am

aguales wrote:
Interesting theory, reinforces the genetic theory.



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26 Aug 2008, 5:30 pm

Crispin Glover. James Marsters. David Lynch. David Byrne (technically musician, but I threw him in there anyway.



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04 Sep 2008, 9:58 pm

[quote="camelonajourney"]Crispin Glover. James Marsters. David Lynch. David Byrne (technically musician, but I threw him in there anyway.[/quote]

What about James Marsters makes you think he's an Aspie ?



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05 Sep 2008, 12:35 pm

Isn't James Marsters the guy who plays Spike?


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05 Sep 2008, 11:32 pm

I'm pretty sure that David Lynch is autistic, and probably not an Aspie.
That's just my opinion...


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27 Feb 2009, 2:06 pm

I have strong suspicions that Quentin Tarantino has Asperger's Syndrome:

-Violent reactions to paparazzi
-Obsession with dialogue of pop cultures and things rather than people in movies
-Apparently casual and confortable dress and a lot of the time; half the time his hair is filthy also
-In interviews I've noticed he has a weird manner with communication, also slurs works, stims
-Geeky personality
-IQ of 160
-Dyslexia
-Never married and has no children; like me, afraid of relationships beyond a certain level

However it is important to note than a combination of these features does not necessarily diagnose autism. I was privledged to have a conversation with Donna Williams and she warned me that the spectrum is overdiagnosed with famous people because a lot of the features can found in neurotypicals and the condition's characteristics can be outgrown. She suggests the spectrum is fruit salad of length and bredth for each individual.

Autism is definately different wiring in the brain and MRI will diagnose it one day.