By April 11, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Yes, but what do you really think?

From Galleycat (“Cussler Ripped on Stand by Screenwriter“):

The LA Times’ Glenn Bunting continues to report the juiciest news from the longrunning, torturous saga that is the Clive Cussler/Philip Anschutz civil trial. Today’s tidbit? That screenwriter Robert McKee (who had his moment in the sun in ADAPTATION berating Nicolas Cage‘s character for a crappy script) erupted on the stand while talking about Cussler’s screenwriting attempts. “I mean, I cannot overstate how terrible the writing is,” McKee testified. “It is flawed in every way writing can be flawed.”

Of course, despite his insane success as a screenwriting teacher, McKee’s own talent as a writer can easily be called into question, as Ian Parker did so diplomatically in The New Yorker (“The Real McKee“).




Posted in: Book News

About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

Post a Comment