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March 18, 2007 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"JUST wanting to be a screenwriter is like just wanting to be a co-pilot." Attributed to the late John Gregory Dunne, this maxim summarizes not only the institutional bias most working film scribes must overcome but also the toxic peril of shame, humiliation and worthlessness that is the default state of most writers. It's what dean of screenwriters William Goldman manifested as the "Slough of Despond" in his original script for "The Princess Bride."
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August 28, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Paul Giamatti will be playing 1980s-era private detective Hoke Moseley if the pilot he's shooting for FX gets ordered to series. FX announced Wednesday that Giamatti would be starring in the pilot "Hoke," a "darkly comic drama" based on the detective novels of Charles Willeford. The pilot, written and directed by Scott Frank, follows Moseley as he undergoes a midlife crisis and gets involved in a murder investigation. He might also be insane. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview Comparing Willeford to Elmore Leonard, FX president of original programming Eric Schrier said, "Charles Willeford is one of the most deeply respected writers of crime fiction and he created a wholly original and colorful lead character in Detective Hoke Moseley.
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NEWS
November 21, 2007
Scott Frank: Patrick Goldstein's Big Picture column in Tuesday's Calendar section said Scott Frank had directed "The Woodsman" this year. Nicole Kassell directed "The Woodsman." Frank directed "The Lookout" this year.
NEWS
November 21, 2007
Scott Frank: Patrick Goldstein's Big Picture column in Tuesday's Calendar section said Scott Frank had directed "The Woodsman" this year. Nicole Kassell directed "The Woodsman." Frank directed "The Lookout" this year.
BOOKS
July 16, 1995 | CHRIS GOODRICH
TALES FROM THE GERONIMO: My Seduction by Junk and Desert Dreams by Scott Frank (Grove Press: $20; 257 pp.). Late in this account of heavy-duty drug addiction Scott Frank writes that for many years he had but two frames of mind; one was "Soon," waiting to feel better; the other was "Now," feeling good.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Hollywood has been doing business with Elmore Leonard for decades, and the novelist has quite a store of amusing stories about the unmitigated fiascoes the studios have turned his novels into. Like the time Richard Widmark came up to him on the set of "The Moonshine War" and said, "What's it like to hear your lines all fouled up?" Only he didn't exactly say "fouled." Those tales, however, have begun to show their age.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2007 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT went to Van Nuys High School. He played Tommy Solomon on "Third Rock From the Sun," later did the indie films "Mysterious Skin" and "Brick" and stars in Scott Frank's "The Lookout," which opened this weekend. He keeps a website at HitRecord.org. What made you go off to school at Columbia? It was always something I wanted to do, to go to college. I was in the middle of working on "Third Rock From the Sun" -- they were really generous and let me out a year early.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Paul Giamatti will be playing 1980s-era private detective Hoke Moseley if the pilot he's shooting for FX gets ordered to series. FX announced Wednesday that Giamatti would be starring in the pilot "Hoke," a "darkly comic drama" based on the detective novels of Charles Willeford. The pilot, written and directed by Scott Frank, follows Moseley as he undergoes a midlife crisis and gets involved in a murder investigation. He might also be insane. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview Comparing Willeford to Elmore Leonard, FX president of original programming Eric Schrier said, "Charles Willeford is one of the most deeply respected writers of crime fiction and he created a wholly original and colorful lead character in Detective Hoke Moseley.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1998
Screenwriter Scott Frank, whose credits include "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty" and "Dead Again," will speak at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Scriptwriters Network, at 1:30 p.m. at Rehearsal Hall B of Building 476 of Universal Studios. Admission is $15, and reservations are required, (323) 848-9477.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2007 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"THE LOOKOUT" is a writer's thriller. True, it's cleanly and efficiently directed, and it showcases some crackerjack acting, but the reason it's a real pleasure to watch is that a writer's sensibility is the foundation everything is built on. It doesn't hurt, of course, that the writer in question is Scott Frank, here making his directing debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2007 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT went to Van Nuys High School. He played Tommy Solomon on "Third Rock From the Sun," later did the indie films "Mysterious Skin" and "Brick" and stars in Scott Frank's "The Lookout," which opened this weekend. He keeps a website at HitRecord.org. What made you go off to school at Columbia? It was always something I wanted to do, to go to college. I was in the middle of working on "Third Rock From the Sun" -- they were really generous and let me out a year early.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2007 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"THE LOOKOUT" is a writer's thriller. True, it's cleanly and efficiently directed, and it showcases some crackerjack acting, but the reason it's a real pleasure to watch is that a writer's sensibility is the foundation everything is built on. It doesn't hurt, of course, that the writer in question is Scott Frank, here making his directing debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2007 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"JUST wanting to be a screenwriter is like just wanting to be a co-pilot." Attributed to the late John Gregory Dunne, this maxim summarizes not only the institutional bias most working film scribes must overcome but also the toxic peril of shame, humiliation and worthlessness that is the default state of most writers. It's what dean of screenwriters William Goldman manifested as the "Slough of Despond" in his original script for "The Princess Bride."
REAL ESTATE
December 28, 2003 | Robert J. Bruss, Special to The Times
During the last 13 years, "Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High" co-authors Scott Frank and Andy Heller have been investment partners buying foreclosed houses from lenders, fixing and renting them, and then selling to their lease-purchase tenants. But this is just part-time work for the partners who work full time as executives for large corporations. Together, they have bought and sold more than $10 million of residential property.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1998
Screenwriter Scott Frank, whose credits include "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty" and "Dead Again," will speak at the Jan. 9 meeting of the Scriptwriters Network, at 1:30 p.m. at Rehearsal Hall B of Building 476 of Universal Studios. Admission is $15, and reservations are required, (323) 848-9477.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Hollywood has been doing business with Elmore Leonard for decades, and the novelist has quite a store of amusing stories about the unmitigated fiascoes the studios have turned his novels into. Like the time Richard Widmark came up to him on the set of "The Moonshine War" and said, "What's it like to hear your lines all fouled up?" Only he didn't exactly say "fouled." Those tales, however, have begun to show their age.
REAL ESTATE
December 28, 2003 | Robert J. Bruss, Special to The Times
During the last 13 years, "Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High" co-authors Scott Frank and Andy Heller have been investment partners buying foreclosed houses from lenders, fixing and renting them, and then selling to their lease-purchase tenants. But this is just part-time work for the partners who work full time as executives for large corporations. Together, they have bought and sold more than $10 million of residential property.
BOOKS
July 5, 1987 | Georgia Jones-Davis
In November of 1985, Western scholars and writers met in Tucson, Ariz., to celebrate the past, consider the present and bemoan the future of the Southwestern land while expressing high hopes for its literature. The papers presented at that conference have been collected in this volume that is sure to attract lovers of Mary Austin's "land of little rain." More questions are raised than answered, but the questions themselves are provocative indeed.
BOOKS
July 16, 1995 | CHRIS GOODRICH
TALES FROM THE GERONIMO: My Seduction by Junk and Desert Dreams by Scott Frank (Grove Press: $20; 257 pp.). Late in this account of heavy-duty drug addiction Scott Frank writes that for many years he had but two frames of mind; one was "Soon," waiting to feel better; the other was "Now," feeling good.
BOOKS
July 5, 1987 | Georgia Jones-Davis
In November of 1985, Western scholars and writers met in Tucson, Ariz., to celebrate the past, consider the present and bemoan the future of the Southwestern land while expressing high hopes for its literature. The papers presented at that conference have been collected in this volume that is sure to attract lovers of Mary Austin's "land of little rain." More questions are raised than answered, but the questions themselves are provocative indeed.
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