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    Watch: 55-Minute Writers' Guild Interview With Legendary 'Chinatown' Screenwriter Robert Towne

    He's the craftsman behind plenty of cinema's masterpieces (“Chinatown,” “The Last Detail”) in addition to the uncredited contributor for many others (Arthur Penn's “Bonnie and Clyde”). Robert Towne has collaborated with Hollywood's top tier of actors and directors throughout his decades of work in t...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown'

    Is there such a thing as a perfect film? Perhaps. You could certainly argue that personal taste plays into the question of perfection too much -- one man's triumph is another's disaster. And even so, there are so many possible things that can go wrong with a film -- one duff performance, one ill-con...

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    'Chinatown' Scribe Robert Towne To Pen 'The Battle Of Britain'

    Robert Towne needs no introduction. The writer behind "Chinatown," "The Last Detail," "The Rock" and more is considered the master among screenwriters, and there are few other names on a script that bring as much reverence. So who better to pair up with a movie about one of the most famous fights of...

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    As 'The Dark Tower' Crumbles, Here Are 10 Dead Projects In Search Of Resurrection

    One of the more ambitious projects in recent memory, "The Dark Tower," was canceled earlier this week by Universal Pictures. It's not a surprise, as the studio also recently put the kibosh on a $150 million-budgeted R-rated take on "At the Mountains of Madness" by Guillermo del Toro and Ron Howard, and Akiva Goldsman's multi-platform, multi-film Stephen King adaptation was arguably more risky and definitely much more expensive. We here at The Playlist root for movies to be good, but we mostly root for movies to be made, for a director to complete their vision and for it to have a chance to reach an audience and possibly become a part of the p...

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    Legendary Writer Robert Towne To Pen Mini-Series 'Pompeii'

    The 2007 writers' strike wound up either rushing a lot of films into production or killing them off completely: one of the many projects to bite the dust was an adaption of Robert Harris' "Pompeii." Set to be directed by Roman Polanski, with Scarlett Johansson and Orlando Bloom in the leads, problems with the film's spiralling budget were only compounded by the impending work stoppage and the feature film was canceled. Polanski went on to film another Harris novel, "The Ghost Writer," instead. Last spring however, "Pompeii" kicked back to life with Ridley Scott snatching up the rights and looking to take it the television mini-series route an...

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