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Best Screenwriters of All Time

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Writers need at least a LITTLE credit...

Rated 1 point - posted 8 years ago by plink in category Movies.
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Francis Ford Coppola Report Abuse
The Godfather, The Conversation, Patton, and The Rainmaker....
81 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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Ingmar Bergman Report Abuse
The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Fanny and Alexander
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Oliver Stone Report Abuse
Scarface, Platoon, Wall Street, Natural Born Killers, Evita....
27 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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Ernest Lehman Report Abuse
Let his work speak for him and it's no wonder why he's number 1: North by Northwest, Sabrina, Sweet Smell of Success, The King and I, Hello Dolly!, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and the film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
26 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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John Hughes Report Abuse
Home Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club
20 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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Joel and Ethan Coen Report Abuse
Fargo, No Country For Old Men, Barton Fink....
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Harold Ramis Report Abuse
Animal House, Ghostbusters, Caddy Shack
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Charlie Kaufman Report Abuse
Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (!!!), Synecdoche New York. Probably the only "auteur" in the last 20 years who is only screenwriting (besides his last feature, Synecdoche, New York, which he also directed).
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Paul Haggis Report Abuse
Crash, Million Dollar Baby, In The Valley of Elah, Casino Royale
8 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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Lawrence Kasdan Report Abuse
Body Heat, The Big Chill, Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Paddy Chayefsky Report Abuse
Network, The Hospital, Marty...
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Paul Schrader Report Abuse
Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ
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William Goldman Report Abuse
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the Presidents Men, The Princes Bride, and Misery...just to name a few...
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Paul Thomas Anderson Report Abuse
Magnolia, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood...
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Quentin Tarantino Report Abuse
Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds
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Robert Towne Report Abuse
Chinatown, The Last Detail, Tequila Sunrise, The Firm...
4 points - added 8 years ago by plink -

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Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch Report Abuse
Casablanca
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Steven Zaillian Report Abuse
Schindler's List, Clear and Present Danger, Awakenings...
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Scott Frank Report Abuse
Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report
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Nora Ephron Report Abuse
When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie & Julia....
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Andrew Stanton Report Abuse
WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Toy Story
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Woody Allen Report Abuse
Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Manhattan, Vicky Christina Barcelona....
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