Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

283. Dog Day Afternoon

With Frank Pierson’s Oscar-winning script, Sidney Lumet’s thriller is a masterclass in breaking the basic rules of screenwriting.

210. Adaptation.

If writers are told to write from experience, is Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book not really Kaufman’s autobiography?

107. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson may share his surname with other directors, but there’s no mistaking his films for anybody elses.

106. Tootsie

Tootsie tackled 1980s’ chauvanism by disguising a man as a woman. Hilarious as it was, the tradition can be traced as far back as Homer’s Illiad.

93. The Deer Hunter

If it was originally called The Man Who Came To Play and took place in a Las Vegas casino, how did the story end up taking place in Vietnam during the war?

76. Mamma Mia!

With a story based around ABBA songs, and a stage musical that had rung up over $1b in sales, Mamma Mia! was always going to be a hit.

35. Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron left behind a formidable legacy of films. While most of them were romantic comedies, her impact was wider than just one genre.

26. Black Narcissus

A landmark of British cinema from 1947, this frightening psychological drama involves a group of English nuns living high in the Himalayas.


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