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Chris Columbus on Theme

My biggest fear in my life would be to lose my family. So I’ve always been drawn to that theme. I mean, it’s odd. I never really talked or thought about it much, but if you look at the films I’ve done, particularly the films I’m really most happy with, and even the films that […]

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“To produce a mighty work, you must choose a mighty theme.” Herman Melville Scott Myers at Go Into the Story has an excellent five-part interview with 2015 Nicholl winning screenwriter Anthony Grieco. Here’s one part that jumped out at me: “When I construct my characters, I start by asking myself, ‘What is the thematic value […]

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Scott Frank on Theme

“I try not to think about theme until later. If I’m adapting a book I’ll extract a theme if I can from something that’s already written, but if I’m writing something I don’t say, ‘oh, here’s the theme.’ I feel like the movie feels – this word I keep using – it feels ‘built’ if you start with the theme ahead […]

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“Here’s the beautiful thing about theme, it’s the underlying message that kind of unifies the story…”

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“Citizen Kane is the film that made me want to become a filmmaker.” Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection) “I think the opening image is usually about theme. And the question you might ask is what comes next? Character? Setting? Tone? Genre? Well, I don’t think that’s the right question to ask because there’s no […]

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Theme: I think that’s what makes for really good [movies].—Screenwriter Sheldon Turner

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Erik Bauer: Do you think a great science fiction film needs to have some kind of a social anchor? I mean, a social relevance, a metaphor, or a statement that it makes? John Carpenter: “It has to have a thematic concern. Every great work has something that’s thematic about it. Not a message, because I don’t […]

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“The obligatory scene, usually the denouement of a story, classically expresses the theme.” Alexander Mackendrick

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“I always look for amazing characters who I find are fascinating, charming, flawed, romantic and in trouble”—Screenwriter David O. Russell (American Hustle)

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Over the weekend I saw Saving Mr. Banks and enjoyed it immensely. And there is a line in the film—that I don’t think is a spoiler—that seems to be what the film was about. “In every movie house, all over the world, in the eyes and the hearts of my kids, and other kids and […]

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