First, a word from our sponsors: I am now offering a new service: so much emphasis has been given lately to the importance of the opening of your screenplay, I now offer coverage for the first twenty pages at the cost of $20.00. For those who don’t want to have full coverage on their screenplay at this time, but want to know how well their script is working with the opening pages, this is perfect for you. I’ll help you not lose the reader on page one.
Ever wonder what a reader for a contest or agency thinks when he reads your screenplay? Check out my e-book published on Amazon: Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader, including my series of essays, What I Learned Reading for Contests This Year. Only $2.99. http://ow.ly/xN31r,
And check out my script consultation services http://ow.ly/HPxKE
My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 11/13-20/16
ON NETFLIX: Woody Allen: A Documentary is an engrossing and exciting study written and directed by Richard B. Weide, who also produced Curb Your Enthusiasm. It’s one the finest of the documentaries made for the PBS’ series American Masters.
ON HULU: Based on a real person, M, written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, who also directed, is a powerful and often frightening film about a child molester/murderer. Starring Peter Lorre in one of his greatest performances.
FIRST RUN and OPENING: The 33, By The Sea, Miss You Already, Room, Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Brooklyn, Spotlight, Trumbo, The Martian
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Egyptian: The Brand New Testament (Belgium’s official entry in the Oscar race) 11/16; The Clan (Argentine’s official entry in the Oscar race), 11/20
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Cinema Italian Style, 11/13-16; The Fencer (Finland’s official entry in the Oscar race), 11/18; Johnny Got His Gun, Lonely Are the Brave, 11/19;
LACMA: The Glass Key, 11/17
NEW BEVERLY: Mikey and Nicky, Machine Gun McCain, 11/11-12; Ten Little Indians, Murder By Death, 11/14; Funny Girl, 11/15-16; Thief, Manhunter, 11/20-21
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: The Barefoot Contessa, Letter From an Unknown Woman, 11/16
CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: Goodnight Mommy, 11/16