If you’re a fan of movies, you can’t help but love hearing the crazy behind-the-scenes stories of what goes into the making of a major Hollywood film â€” the unfortunate thing is that a lot of the best stories go unheard, because no one wants to publicly bad mouth anyone or burn bridges in the industry. Well, somehow Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman managed to get an impressive line-up of highly respected folks to sit down and talk about their experiences, specifically related to the topic of screenwriting. The result is the documentary and accompanying non-fiction book Tales from the Script.
I have to admit, it was names like John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, and Paul Schrader that initially attracted my attention, but after watching the trailer for the film, every single one of these interviews seems compelling. The movie clearly delves into the fact that screenwriters are the unsung heroes of Hollywood, and that they must endure constant abuse in order to get their stories out there in some way, shape or form. Tales from the Script premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this year; hopefully the rest of us will get a chance to see it soon. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Originally posted on The Documentary Blog.