Movie Writers Unveil Best Screenplays Of 21st Century
Muhammad Irfan Published December 07, 2021 | 09:20 AM
The Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet romance "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" came in second, while third and fourth spots are taken by Facebook backstory "The Social Network" and Korean genre-hopper "Parasite." The eclectic collection gives nods to titles as varied as animated action adventure "The Incredibles," crime caper "Ocean's Eleven," mockumentary "Borat" and Christopher Nolan's dream-delving "Inception." "The very concept of 'writing for the screen' is in existential crisis," an article on the Writers Guild of America website says.
"The studio system has given way to the streaming system, where everything, no matter the source, competes for eyeballs. This ... democratization of content has also changed a lot of hard-and-fast rules.
"And formerly individuated genres like sci-fi, horror, comedy, and drama intersect freely, sometimes all in the same screenplay."The list follows a poll of members 15 years ago that crowned wartime spy-thriller "Casablanca" the greatest screenplay of all time, followed by mobster flick "The Godfather."