Screenwriting Making It In: Screenwriting Graham Kinniburgh gave up a career in banking to fulfil an ambition to work in film. Here he talks to people in the know about how to break into screenwriting screenwriting. Then along comes a major recession and you find yourself redundant, and with a lot of free time on your hands.
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The success of Guardians, while not unexpected, certainly surprised those who thought a Marvel film with a group of unknown characters, not to mention a talking raccoon and a tree that only says one phrase, would open so strong, setting a new August opening record with plans for a sequel already in motion.
Nicole Perlman While director and co-writer James Gunn certainly deserves all the accolades and praise for helming the film that broke open the Marvel Cosmic Universe and making Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill, a household name, many people are unaware of the story behind how Guardians of the Galaxy became a film in the first place.
Perlman, an avid science fiction fan with a love for anything space-related, chose the Guardians of the Galaxy, a little-known super hero team that floated throughout the Marvel Universe in various incarnations since their inception in She would go through multiple drafts, various team lineups, and different antagonists until they found the right fit.
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How did you get into screenwriting to begin with? Did you always want to be a writer? I came from a family of writers. So I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I went to New York University for dramatic writing and I ended up double majoring in film production because I realized that screenwriting was the best medium for me to tell the kinds of stories I wanted to tell.
I think there was a time where I was just playwriting more, but I do think there are some incredible possibilities with screenwriting, in terms of telling a story in a visual way, that kind of drew me away from the theatre.
You hit on the topic of science fiction and your early screenplays had space themes. Hansen], and I actually got to go meet Neil when he was still alive and spend time with him.
It was so amazing. I got to talk to fascinating people at NASA and, you know, really get into that world. What is it about science fiction and space travel that inspires you? I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and my father had a science fiction book club that would meet at our house pretty regularly.
So growing up, I heard a lot of interesting stories and information being bandied about and that was how I first heard about Richard Feynman.
I was always a big science fiction fan. Ray Bradbury was my favorite writer when I was a kid. For my 12th birthday, my father took me to meet Bradbury at a signing, which was like the best day of my life.
So science fiction was always a big element growing up. I was getting this undercurrent a lot. So when I had a general meeting at Marvel Studios inI said that I was interested in getting into science fiction. They told me that they were starting this writers program and if I wanted to, I could be a part of it.
So that was how that turned out. How was the program set up and what was your experience there like? Well, within the writers program at Marvel they had half a dozen properties that were by no means guaranteed that they were going to make it into a movie, but they were considering them.
So they brought in five writers to be on campus. We each had an office and we were allowed to choose what projects we wanted, and even though they knew that science was my bent, I think there was a little bit of surprise when I chose Guardians of the Galaxy, which was such an unheard of property, and also because there were other titles on that sheet that were more family-friendly.
That was how that came to be.
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Why did the program shut down? You chose this property to work on. It was something that was completely unfamiliar to you. Did you have any knowledge of any of the Marvel Comics characters before going into this?Earlier this month, the script for Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman leaked online, dozens of DC fans eagerly reading the fabled words..
Whedon first boarded . Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) puts characters through hell—literally and figuratively. This pressure has an effect similar to that which transforms a lump of coal into a diamond.
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That script was just bad. And also hella sexist. One of the great pop culture white whales of recent years has been Joss Whedon's mysterious Wonder Woman script.