Sunday, 1 February 2015

USC SCRIPTER REWARD THE IMITATION GAME, PAVE WAY FOR OSCAR VICTORY


Although I consider The Imitation Game an acceptable, average film on the whole, it's pretty terribly written. And I'm not referring to the liberties it takes with history (which are multitudinous and manipulative) - I couldn't care less about those - I'm referring to the atrocious dialogue, which is as didactic and as difficult to buy as realistic conversation as anything in the worst Hollywood blockbusters. Nevertheless, Graham Moore's screenplay for the Alan Turing biopic has just ridden an ever-increasing wave of Weinstein buzz to a win from the USC Scripter. Get that, film fans! It'll probably beat Gone Girl to the Writers Guild of America award too now, what with the snub from the writers' branch of The Academy for Gillian Flynn's work, and then the Oscar. Way to go, Scripter voters. Nominees here.