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Monday, January 16, 2006

The Hitcher

The Hitcher is my favourite horror/thriller type movie, and I have only watched it twice. Once back in the eighties, and again a few years ago. As with a lot of them, once you take the suspense away, it is not nearly as enjoyable, which is always unfortunate.

A few weeks ago, might be longer, the script appeared on Drews Scriptorama, the actual link below.


What amazed me from this script, was how little dialogue there is in it, yet, it conveys so much.

When the pro's talk about film being a visual medium and to always try and show more, talk less, I reckon this is a great example of how to do it. Give it a read and see what you reckon.

If you have never seen the movie and want to be disturbed, make sure you rent this one, you'll never eat a bowl of chips again :).


EDIT: In a bizarre twist, I was just reading Clarkblog for the first time in months, and his latest post is on the screenwriter for the Hitcher, Eric Red.....sad story.


At 12:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and of course the real horror being it is on schedule to be remade

At 9:58 am, Blogger Grubber said...

Sadly I did read that afterwards....I found a bit about it, C Thomas Howells character will now be female.

It's funny I can see them replacing nearly all characters, except John Ryder/Rutgur Hauer. He was brilliant.


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