Sometimes, lore to the contrary notwithstanding, it is good to write for the movies. Especially if you are sipping a soy latte or an Arnold Palmer on a sunny day in the Los Feliz district (a place up the street sells “vibrational bliss”), with a partner who can grab your thoughts in midair, bobble them around and hand them back before you finish the sentence.
“I like movies fine, but we’re not film school people, so this isn’t —— ” Christopher Markus began, to which Stephen McFeely added, “A route to director or going to parties,” because, Mr. Markus concluded, “I really want to write, and it’s the only thing I’m good at.”
Monday, June 18, 2007
In The New York Times, Michael Cieply talks to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely [The Chronicles Of Narnia, The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers] .