With David Fincher’s ‘MANK’ a Look at Onscreen Adventures of Screenwriters

 

 

The film world has always been known for a certain amount of navel-gazing, but until I took a proper look, I didn’t realize that quite so many movies have been made concerning the exploits of screenwriters, the oft-denigrated work horses of the industry.  As the first trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix biopic Mank (about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz) what better time to remind readers of some other adventures of screenwriters on screen?

 

 


MANK | Official Teaser | Netflix

 

RKO 281

John Malkovich - 1999 RKO 281 Trailer

 

 

FADE TO BLACK

Fade to Black - OFFICIAL TRAILER

 

ME & ORSON WELLES

Me and Orson Welles Trailer

 

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

Seven Psychopaths Official Trailer #1 (2012) - Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell Movie HD

 

DEATHTRAP

 

ADAPTATION

Adaptation (2002) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

 

THE MUSE

 

TRUMBO

Trumbo Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren Biopic HD

 

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Midnight in Paris | Official Trailer HD (2011)

 

THE DYING GAUL

The Dying Gaul (2005) - Movie Trailer

 

THE DISASTER ARTIST

The Disaster Artist | Official Trailer HD | A24

 

LEAVING LAS VEGAS

Leaving Las Vegas - ORIGINAL TRAILER HD (1995) NICOLAS CAGE MOVIE

 

THE REWRITE

The Rewrite - Official UK Trailer

 

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

My Week With Marilyn - Official Trailer [HD] 2011

 

 THE MAJESTIC

The Majestic (2001) Official Trailer - Jim Carrey Movie

 

THE CAT’S MEOW

The Cat's Meow (2001) Official Trailer - Kirsten Dunst Movie

 

BARTON FINK

Barton Fink (1991) - Original Theatrical Trailer

 

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Sunset Boulevard (1950) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

 

FEDORA

FEDORA (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Trailer

 

PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES

Paris When It Sizzles (1964) Official Trailer - Audrey Hepburn, William Holden Movie HD

 

IN A LONELY PLACE

IN A LONELY PLACE TRAILER

 

THE PLAYER

The Player (1992) Official Trailer - Tim Robbins, Robert Altman Hollywood Drama Movie HD

 

WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART

White Hunter Black Heart (1990) Official Trailer - Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey Movie HD

 

CONTEMPT/LE MEPRIS

Le Mépris (New Trailer) - In cinemas 1 Jan 2016 | BFI release

 

DECONSTRUCTING HARRY

Deconstructing Harry US Theatrical Trailer

 

TWO BONUS CLIPS

 

Orson Welles | Frozen Peas Animated

 

Orson Welles Drunk Outtakes for Paul Masson Wine Commercial

 

 

Did we miss any notable others worth mentioning?

Stephen Arnell

Culture Comment Content Provider. Portrait courtesy of artist Darren Coffield. 'Non satis me tempo'

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