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This idea just popped into my head. I don't know if there will be any interest, but this will work the same way as the name the actor/actress thread. Post shots from at least three movies a particular screenwriter has done. I'll start with an easy one.








The great Paul Schrader. American Gigolo, Raging Bull, and Hardcore.

NEXT (also easy):



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Claire, to me, this seems very hard. How would we know who the screenwriter is? (Obviously, posters above me know.)

Don’t think I would know a screenwriter if I fell over her.
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The middle shot is from the '76 version of A Star is Born, which makes the answer John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion?
John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion were husband and wife. They wrote all three of those films - A Panic in Needle Park, A Star is Born, and Up Close and Personal - together.




Claire, to me, this seems very hard. How would we know who the screenwriter is? (Obviously, posters above me know.)

Donít think I would know a screenwriter if I fell over her.
It's another variation of movie still identification. If you can identify one of the three movies you can identify the screenwriter. If you don't know who wrote the movie you recognize look it up. In that sense is it any different than the other games? It's just grouping the movies differently.



If you don't know who wrote the movie you recognize look it up. In that sense is it any different than the other games? It's just classifying the movies differently.
So itís not based on knowledge. Itís based on how fast one can google it.



All of these games are like that, especially as they have gone on longer and all the brand names have been done more than once. I happen to know a lot of screenwriters by name and their credits, but the ones Gideon pulled already I didn't know off the top of my head. But I recognized Easter Parade and Lady in the Dark. From there it's a really quick trip to the IMDb to get their names and for me to figure out the third flick.

But if you don't want to play that way you don't have to. For those of us who like these games it's fun to at least see, oh, I didn't realize the same person who wrote such and such also wrote that or I forgot they did that early in their career or whatever. If that level of movie trivia doesn't interest you that is both fine and dandy.



Gideon's batch is the screenwriting team of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
Society Lawyer + Easter Parade + Lady in the Dark


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Don't recognize that shot of William Atherton but the middle shot looks like Bruce Dern in Coming Home, which would make the answer Waldo Salt?