movie screenplays sux0rz
...and in other news, the sky is blue (thank you, FARK).
Here's a juicy rant about the deplorable state of screenwriting, and the author points the finger squarely at the writers themselves.
I think screenwriting has lost its edge. ...We’re making millionaires out of less than talented people. But that’s not even what’s at the core the problem. It’s just sloppy, unimaginative, and vile screenwriting. Recently I interviewed one professional screenwriter and asked him what were some literary influences in his life? He could not name one. ...How many professional screenwriters today do you think could pound out a decent novel? They’re not writers today, but merely facilitators. Often the best parts of a modern movie are the ones created by a technician sitting at a computer (CGI creation).
On the subject of screenwriting, Bravo has launched a series that follows the adaptation of several well-known novels to the screen.
(via Blog of a Bookslut)