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The Best Filmmakers Don’t Call Attention To Themselves

We are here to serve the story and nothing else

Over the past couple of decades, it seems to me that a new plague has descended upon filmmaking.

I call it ‘amateur chic.’

The first time I recall ever encountering it was in the 2004 release of Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood…



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Richard Walter

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