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A.FRAME Academy Interview: 5 Films That Inspire Me as a Screenwriter

For screenwriter David Magee, no story is "unadaptable."

"I don't consider anything impossible to translate to screen. You're trying to translate the emotions and the journey of the character and, if it means you tell the story in a different way to get to that… that's what you do," he says. "The challenge of a screenwriter is to find a way through the main character's journey, and finding ways to express that through the actions they go through, rather than having them turn to this camera and say, 'This is how I'm feeling right now.'"

Magee shares with A.frame the five films that have most influenced him as a screenwriter.


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