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Understanding Screenwriting #8: Eagle Eye, American Gangster, The Captive City, The Ex List, & More

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Understanding Screenwriting #8: <em>Eagle Eye</em>, <em>American Gangster</em>, <em>The Captive City</em>, <em>The Ex List</em>, & More
Understanding Screenwriting #8: <em>Eagle Eye</em>, <em>American Gangster</em>, <em>The Captive City</em>, <em>The Ex List</em>, & More

Coming Up In This Column: Eagle Eye; American Gangster; The Captive City; 9 to 5 (stage musical); The Ex List; Mad Men; CSI, ER, The Starter Wife, but first:

Fan Mail: No, Anonymous, I do not think you were obnoxious for bringing up a grammatical point. As someone who writes about writing, I have always made every effort to write as well as possible. However, I am only human and bad stuff does sneak through, in spite of my best efforts and those of the various editors I have worked with. It is very disconcerting when I open up the first copy of a new book of mine and inevitably fall on the biggest grammatical error that slipped through. I try to keep up the quality of my writing, but I do depend on the kindness of strangers to keep me on my toes. I think what I meant by the line was that Gaby was getting shrill. A latter episode suggests the writers are finding a way to write the new version to Longoria Parker’s strengths.

I was delighted to see that my comments on the Biden-Palin debate entertained some readers. I must say that the comments on all the debates by the HND writers have been well above what I have read elsewhere. And now to this column’s haul of goodies.