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Criterion: Jean-Claude Carrière’s Collaborations – The most amazing screenwriter you’ve probably never heard of. His career has involved working with marquee directors from multiple countries and pushing the boundaries of movie storytelling. The Tin Drum is a personal favorite.

Art of the Title: Ruthless People (1986)

NYT: This Time (on Manchester By The Sea), Kenneth Lonergan Has the Last Say

Dan Golding: A Theory of Film Music – A YouTube video essay which makes a good case for judging film scores on something other than originality.

Go Into The Story: The “Own All The Lottery Tickets” Strategy for Selling Screenplays

THR: The Netflix Backlash – A sign of Netflix’s power: creatives and agents who are afraid to go on the record with criticisms

Now You See It: Why Jump Scares Suck – YouTube essay. Not as negative toward jump scares as you might imagine.

FiveThirtyEight: Men Outnumbered Women 2-To-1 In 2015 Movies. What Gives?

SlashFilm: The Oceanic Story Trust For ‘Moana’ – Cultural sensitivity is really hard work. But it pays dividends.

The Film Stage: Docs that blur the line between fact and fiction

YOUR WEEKLY WISDOM:
There’s something to be said for Paul Newman, Robert Redford & other stars with good taste who used their clout to greenlight great scripts.