In just a few years, with a flurry of wildly imaginative films and three Oscar nominations, Kaufman has managed to join the likes of David Mamet, Stephen King, William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde on the short list of screenwriting superstars.
Stephen King a screenwriting superstar? Really, Phil? Name one great screenplay (or even teleplay) actually written by Stephen King. Sure, some of his novels (Shawshank Redemption, The Shining) have inspired good movies, but he hasn't written anything resembling a great screenplay in his life.Also, I am a huge fan of Charlie Kaufman, and agree that he is in another league among contemporary screenwriters, but please refrain from comparing him to William Shakespeare. This is almost as bad as when you called Fight Club one of the greatest films ever made. You must have the memory capacity of a goldfish.
Jul 5 - 05:12 PM