3 thoughts on “Who Was the First Movie Writer Whose Work You Intentionally Sought Out?

  1. It’s complicated because I think the first real answer is Woody Allen, who’s a writer/director, but to be honest, it was more the writer side of him that interested me (this was the late ’80s / early ’90s) but, at the same time, that’s hard to judge because I think his directing plays a big part in anything he does.

    So if we’re doing it purely based on a writer, then I’d probably say Richard LaGravenese, because The Fisher King knocked my socks off when I saw it– the dialogue was stunning and I loved the twists it took and the bravura of it and I saw a lot of movies purely because LaGravenese wrote it (and later he would also direct them). Sadly, I don’t think any of them were quite as good as The Fisher King! But my loyalty held true!

  2. I think W.D. Richter after Buckaroo Banzai for the whole shaggy-dog stoner take on action genres.

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