Griff’s Favorite Screenwriters

coen-brothersMy first favorite screenwriter (or screenwriters) is the Coen Brothers. My favorite screenplays of theirs are:

  • Blood Simple (1984)
  • Raising Arizona (1987)
  • Miller’s Crossing (1990)
  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Bridge of Spies (2015)
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016) [On set pic above]
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ANOMALISAMy second favorite screenwriter is Charlie Kaufman. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • Adaptation. (2002)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Synecdoche, New York (2008)
  • Anomalisa (2015) [On set pic above. Kaufman is on the left]

paul schraderMy third favorite screenwriter is Paul Schrader. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Taxi Driver (1976) [On set pic above. Schrader is on the left]
  • Obsession (1976)
  • Blue Collar (1978)
  • Hardcore (1979)
  • American Gigolo (1980)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Cat People (1982)
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  • Light Sleeper (1992)
  • Affliction (1997)
  • Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
  • First Reformed (2018)

quentin-tarantinoMy fourth favorite screenwriter is Quentin Tarantino. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) [On set pic above]
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • Kill Bill (2003-2004)
  • Death Proof (2007)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • The Hateful Eight (2015)
  • Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019)

MBTS_1341.CR2My fifth favorite screenwriter is Kenneth Lonergan. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • You Can Count on Me (2000)
  • Margaret (2011)
  • Manchester By the Sea (2016)

69010001.jpgMy sixth favorite screenwriter is Noah Baumbach. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Kicking and Screaming (1995)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Greenberg (2010)
  • Frances Ha (2013)
  • While We’re Young (2015)
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
  • Marriage Story (2019)

linklaterMy seventh favorite screenwriter is Richard Linklater. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Slacker (1990)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Waking Life (2001)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Bernie (2012)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) [On set pic above]

aaron-sorkinMy eighth favorite screenwriter is Aaron Sorkin. My favorites screenplays of his are:

  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • Steve Jobs (2015) [On set pic above. Sorkin is on the right]
  • Molly’s Game (2017)

David-Lynch .pngMy ninth favorite screenwriter is David Lynch. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Wild at Heart (1990)
  • Lost Highway (1997)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001) [On set pic above]

PTAMy tenth favorite screenwriter is Paul Thomas Anderson. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Hard Eight (1996)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • The Master (2012)
  • Inherent Vice (2014) [On set pic above]
  • Phantom Thread (2017)

S023P048.jpgMy eleventh favorite screenwriter is Stanley Kubrick. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • The Killing (1956)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975) [On set pic above]
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

wes andersonMy twelfth favorite screenwriter is Wes Anderson. My favorite screenplays of his are:

  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) [On set pic above]

 

 

 

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