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David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk reflect on making, quite simply, one of the greatest films of our lifetime, courtesy of Jeff Goldsmith. Oh, and by the way, subscribing to his Backstory magazine is the smartest choice that you could make.

Jim Uhls is not your average screenwriter. For one thing, his nickname is Professor Peculiar. For another, as this exclusive off-kilter discussion of his craft demonstrates, Uhls is eager to break the first rule of Fight Club — he talks about Fight Club. A lot. That seminal film, directed by David Fincher, pushed every boundary possible for a studio movie, and Uhls’ darkly funny script, adapted from the Chuck Palahniuk novel, is a wickedly subversive example of how to successfully adapt an unadaptable  book. Step inside the mind of the man who figured out how to do it, as Professor Peculiar explains how to use a newspaper story approach to build a brilliant pitch, why you should interview your characters, how to know when to stick a fork  in your screenplay, and the macabre particulars of how and why he had to murder his brother’s cat.

Dear every screenwriter, read this: Jim Uhls’ screenplay for Fight Club. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and other online retailers.

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The Art of Daniel R. Horne

Daniel R. Horne has been making art professionally for the past thirty one  years.

From paperback covers and children’s books to gallery paintings and one of a kind art dolls, Daniel’s art is in many private collections from Hong Kong to New York City.

Daniel’s art has been featured in many of the genre’s leading magazines and has been honored to have his painting: ARCADIA on the cover of : SPECTRUM the best of fantastic art., The covers  for MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT, SCREEM MAGAZINE and a fine interview in make up artist magazine.

Daniel’s classic monster paintings are in the collection of DAVID and JAN HAFT, GUILLERMO DEL TORO, RICK BAKER, GREG NICOTERO .

No matter the medium, Daniel gives each and every one of his creations life and a history.

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This excellent biographical documentary looks at the life and work of director William Wyler. Directed By William Wyler  (1986) is dominated by clips from many of Wyler’s better-known works, such as Roman Holiday, Ben-Hur, and Funny Girl. A long interview with the director himself (conducted a few days before he died) provides his personal perspective on his work and interviews with his actors and colleagues offer some surprising comments about the man. Terence Stamp feels Wyler may not have had a good command of English, while Laurence Olivier notes that Wyler taught him how to drop theatrical exaggerations and act for the camera. Bette Davis gives the most extensive commentary. Excerpts from home movies show Wyler and his family on vacation and also record a bit of the making of Wuthering Heights. —Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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