Let's take a look at Harvey involved Hollywood films that I've seen, enjoyed and frankly would watch again and again.
There are many other movies that Harvey was involved with that I am aware of which I've screened, but I only selected the ones that
- I've watched and enjoyed
- I would sit through another screening
- I believe other movie fans who are into these genres would enjoy as well
Early on in my blogging ventures, many years ago, I may have mentioned some interest in The legal transactions that take precedence before a movie is finally released for public consumption. I know nothing about law, but my interest in the disputes of who gets credit for what fascinated me because I write too and nothing else could ever compare to being published as a screenwriter. I never imagined that such a high profile case like the #metoo movement's persecution of Harvey Weinstein would answer to my desire to be in the know of Hollywood secrets.
Back on 1992, I didn't even have a blog, but Reservoir Dogs was a film I definitely didn't catch while it was still being premiered in theaters. I don't have a memory for when and where I did sit thru it. Back in the 90's I was struggling to survive, making feeble attempts at holding down jobs that would finance my education. For some odd reason, I thought I could achieve success as a commercial artist. Blech.
Quentin Tarantino was a name being tossed around in those days, but I wasn't making any connections back then to screenwriting goals. The most I made of Quentin was his odd name which I had never heard before. Tarantino brought reflections of spiders, classical music and maybe a melancholy wonder over what had become of a friend named Dino.
1994 was still a challenge for me in the education department. I was sick of school and two years later, upon finding a steady job, I decided to quit school. I didn't have money, so I didn't go to the theater often. Pulp fiction is another film that I probably screened on HBO or some other streaming service (Blockbuster Videos comes to mind)
Pulp, I recall, never did relate to the fine science of paper making as much as the comic book artist I was reading in those days. Paul Pope's THB.
So who is Roger Avary? And why didn't he receive as much clout as Tarantino for his own involvement in Pulp Fiction? The same can be asked about
But these writers weren't involved in The same films Quentin Tarantino has accredited to his name. These other writers only have in common a mutual movie monger: Harvey Weinstein.
In 1996 I became a fan of Kristin Scott Thomas for her role in The English patient. I wonder how she landed that role. Maybe it was the brief nudity that swayed me, but these days it's understood that nudity is almost always faked. CGI, latex, etc.
In 2002, IMO, most anything about New York was going to be a hit. Gangs of New York may have instilled a tiny bit of conspiracy after 9-11.
Poor Anthony Minghella BTW. WHAT A HORRIBLE WAY TO GO!
With all the shady deaths taking place in this day and age, having a contract out for your death because of intellectual property seems to be gaining popularity as a precursor to achieve greatness. Yet, between English patient and Gangs of New York, a lot hit the fan. There's the death of the Ganja woman, and, of course, 9-11. If I was going to choose from a list of Harvey Weinstein writers to avoid in the future, it would be the creative talent responsible for these two films.
By the time Clerks II came out, the name Quentin Tarantino became synonymous with dark psychological movies (film noir per se).
Believe it or not, I still had hopes in 2007 that by some miracle I would reunite with a girlfriend I had cheated on back in high school. Most of my life has revolved around this obsession and I've relied on movies to take my mind off of it. 1408 did nothing for me in this regard. But this was around the time I began to seriously consider a career in screenwriting.
Somewhere I had heard that screenwriters only get into this business for the sex. That rang true, seeing that so many women came out with allegations against Harvey. I can imagine all these HW writers suffering demands for minor changes to their script. At least those whom aren't named Quentin. Maybe Harvey needed a way to insert an actor/actress into a film script and the only way he saw to manage this was thru bullying writers to create a new character. "No change, no production. Simple as that!" I can almost hear this said in Harvey's voice. The worse thing about this kind of Hollywood haggling is I'm almost certain that whatever Harvey had his writers edit out of his films was the policemen dressed in hot pink uniforms.
Inglorious Basterds, Django unchained, and The hateful eight, a span of 6 years but here I am, lonely as ever. I'm going to call bullshit on the rumored extraordinary sex lives that screenwriters lead. Maybe I should default to song writing. I think there's less politics involved. Harvey does reminds me of a bully from my own experience growing up in L.A. public schools. That's why I have a fascination in his rape trial. I am going to gloat the first time I see photos of Harvey after he receives his sentencing. I dunno why but, isn't it odd how the media uses all the old photos that were published from the New York rape trial?
I'm sure I'll send Harvey a letter or two with samples of my screenplay when he has nothing better to do but read on his jail cell. How could he miss them? I publish all my ideas on #tmtwngm.