Writer/Director/Actor Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) joins the Hyphenates as they look at some of the key films of February 2015, ask whether screenwriters are unfairly sidelined as the authors of films, and talk about the postmodern high-concept works of Charlie Kaufman.
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At time of recording, Charlie Kaufman’s most recent film was Synecdoche, New York. To hear us discuss Anomalisa, listen to the show from March 2016.
Following on from our discussion about whether screenwriters are sidelined as the authors of films (and also relevant to the discussion we have in the May 2015 episode), I watched the original 1970 version of The Out of Towners last night, and was surprised to see that the film, written by Neil Simon and directed by Arthur Hiller, had this intriguing title screen at the beginning:
Are there any other examples of where this style of “A Film By” credit has been given to the writer?