In 1987, the Writer's Guild produced Words, a 13-minute short featuring clips and quotes from 235 Hollywood classics.
"Most of my life is spent in the dark watching movies," says Steven Spielberg at the beginning of Words.
Written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman, who won in 1986 for his Live Action Short Precious Images, Words is a montage of 470 half-second clips from movies spanning movie history. The film honors the craft of screenwriting with some of the best lines from classic cinema, including The Graduate, Citizen Kane, and more.
Workman has since directed several documentaries (most recently Magician: The Astonishing Work and Life of Orson Welles), but he's best known as the guy who does the montages shown during the Oscar ceremony, including the yearly In Memoriam tribute.
The film was screened at film festivals and college campuses around the country to "inspire writers and celebrate the importance of the written word in entertainment," according to the WGA. Watch it below.