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Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting by Brian Price

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Recommended Movies

Many of these movies are referenced in this book, and all are essential viewing for anyone interested in a career making them. I usually announce in my first class that students need to watch them all by the second. I’m always surprised by how few of them realize I’m joking.

Airplane! Dog Day Afternoon
Alien Double Indemnity
An American Werewolf in London Duck Soup E.T
Annie Hall Fargo
Beverly Hills Cop Flirting with Disaster
The Bicycle Thief The Fugitive
Big The Godfather
Blue Velvet The Goldrush
Casablanca The Graduate
Chinatown Harold and Maude
Citizen Kane House of Games
A Clockwork Orange The Hustler
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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