The writer behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich gave this lengthy speech on the business and function of screenwriting (AUDIO) — and of course it’s not the usual tripe.
It’s a massive issue because the business I’m in is the same business that politicians and corporations are in. It’s the business of selling something that’s important to them by disguising it as something that’s important to you. And it’s ubiquitous. And I don’t think it’s symbiotic.