Thursday, October 01, 2009

RIP Blake Snyder, Screenwriter 1957-2009

I just went to check Blake Snyder's blog, and he's dead. he passed away in August of a pulmonary embolism. He wrote a great book about screenwriting, and you might remember his masterwork Blank Check (his only other produced work was STOP! Or My Mom Will Shoot!). He was "Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriter", he was paid 1,000,000$ for a script called Nuclear Family, that never got made.

I went to see Blank Check back in the day, during it's theatrical run. I will never get to ask him about the limo scene! Was she going to fuck that kid? I really liked this guy's book, if you want to figure out how to write a movie read it.

Thanks for your help Blake, you will be missed.

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