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My First Movie

The first movie I ever saw, at age 4, taught me one of screenwriting’s most important principles

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The first movie I ever saw, in the late 1940s, was Disney’s live action adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island.

My parents took my sister and me to the theater, not in the interest of cinematic edification but to escape the…




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Richard Walter

Richard Walter

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years:

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