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Helsinki, Finland – Anders Vacklin

BlueCat: Why did you start writing screenplays? AV: When I wanted to study writing, there really weren’t that many writer’s programs in Finland for poets or for prose writers. That’s why I applied into a film school, not knowing anything about screenwriting. I got in and I fell in love with the form. BlueCat: What movies do […]

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Interview with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, co-writers of V/H/S: Viral

BlueCat was able to interview Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, two of the co-writers of V/H/S: Viral (out on October 23rd). BlueCat: How did you two meet? Justin Benson:  We were both interning at a commercial production company called RSA.  It was his last day and my first day, and he showed me the ropes.  […]

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Toby Dammit: Fellini’s Wonderful Short Film, Based on a Tale by Edgar Allan Poe (1968)

 Check out this incredible Fellini adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe short that deals with a former actor who sells his soul to the devil. via OpenCulture.

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Madrid, Spain – Raul de Miguel

BlueCat: Why did you start writing screenplays? RM: At university (I studied in the US) I enjoyed screenwriting and editing the most.  However, my screenwriting attempts never went more than a few pages for my short movies. Destiny made me a professional video editor, but the part I like (and what I feel I’m best […]

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What do the 10 Highest-Earning Original Screenplays have in common?

Of the top thirty-seven highest grossing films of all time (adjusted for inflation), only ten are original screenplays that aren’t sequels, prequels, or Fantasia. Read on to see what they have in common.   10. Independence Day (1996) box office $564,541,300 What made it work? Cultural zeitgeist. Writers will forget sometimes that they products of their […]