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Fight-Club-Brad-PittWhen Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club was making the rounds in Hollywood, it didn’t seem like a very promising book to be adapted for the screen. But then Brad Pitt got involved; add David Fincher and Ed Norton, and you’ve got a 90s’ classic film — a perfect pre-millenium tension piece that captured the weird pre-Y2K mood in America. Over at Cinephilia and Beyond, they’ve got a great collection of information on Fight Club, including an interview with the screenwriter, Jim Uhls, as well as behind the scenes production footage. Click below to learn the first rule of writing about Fight ClubMore »

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Ted Griffin had no idea his script for Ocean’s Eleven was really about a guy using an elaborate heist just to show his ex-wife he still loved her until he reached page 100 in his writing process.  Callie Khouri actually would have killed a dirty old man who shouted obscenities at her from a car if she only had a gun at that moment, so instead she used it as inspiration for Thelma and LouiseJim Uhls breaks the first rule of Fight Club: he talks about Fight Club.  To hear each of these writers talk about their writing process in their own words, check out their videos from The Dialogue Series below: More »