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Seizure, Midnight Express and Platoon: An Excerpt from The Oliver Stone Experience

Publicity photo of the real William "Billy" Hayes with Brad Davis (left), from The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams), courtesy of Oliver Stone and Ixtlan ProductionsPublicity photo of the real William "Billy" Hayes with Brad Davis (left), from The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams), courtesy of Oliver Stone and Ixtlan Productions

[Editor’s note: the following interview is an excerpt from Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Oliver Stone Experience, out September 13 from Abrams Books. This excerpt from Seitz’s book-spanning interview with the director covers Stone’s life and career from his first feature, Seizure, through the production…  Read more

By Aug 30, 2016

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Lights Out, The Rules of Horror and Collaborating with James Wan

Lights OutLights Out

Eric Heisserer bristles at the label of horror movie screenwriter. It’s understandable. While his produced credits include a Final Destination sequel and the remakes of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Heisserer points out that he has authored…  Read more

By Jul 27, 2016

Les Cowboys Writer/Director Thomas Bidegain on Contemporary Westerns, His Journey to Directing, and the Importance of the “B-Book”

Les CowboysLes Cowboys

In theaters now from Cohen Media, Les Cowboys is the directorial debut of acclaimed French screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, best known in recent years for his collaborations with French director Jacques Audiard. (He has co-scripted all of Audiard’s films following The…  Read more

By Jul 5, 2016

Opening Doors: Jessica Jones Creator Melissa Rosenberg

Krysten Ritter in Jessica JonesKrysten Ritter in Jessica Jones

The more money involved in any industry, the more timid and conservative the financiers become about what they are willing to back. When deciding what to greenlight, they cling to outdated ideas of what audiences will want to watch, often…  Read more

By Jan 13, 2016


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