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The Toughest Scene I Wrote

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    Tamara Jenkins on Popping the Big Question in Private Life“You can’t just make shit up. It has to be true at some point. But if I were presenting this as my memoir … I’d be in trouble.”
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    The Favourite Screenwriter Talks About the Mystery of the RabbitsTony McNamara discusses how the rabbits helped him solve the movie’s most difficult scene.
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    Spider-Verse Had to Get You to Love Miles Morales in 45 Seconds“In Miles, we have a kid who’s not ready — he’s not ready for school; he’s not ready for this mission.”
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    Behind the Incredibles 2 Scene That Took ‘Thousands’ of Drafts to Perfect“It was so easy to have Bob become too childish — and if he’s too pouty, you’re going, Why would Helen stay married to this guy?
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    How BlacKkKlansman Crafted Its Explosive ClimaxCo-writer Kevin Willmott walks Vulture through the movie’s closing confrontation between Ron Stallworth, a bomb, and a car full of Klansmen.
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    Breaking Down The Wife’s Savage Yet Intimate Finale“I’ll tell you, this movie is kind of a metaphor for me as a female screenwriter and director in Hollywood.”
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    How Mahershala Ali Changed Green Book’s Pivotal Scene“When he brought it up, I immediately realized, ‘Oh, yeah, that is fucked up. What he’s saying is exactly correct.’ It was never a debate.”
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    How Paul Schrader Made Ethan Hawke Float in First ReformedSchrader on writing the film’s levitation scene, where Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried float up into the cosmos.
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    The Story Behind Eighth Grade’s Wrenching Box-Burning Scene“Oh my God, this kid is asking me if she makes me sad. And holy shit, I need to say some perfect monologue to assure her that’s not the truth!”
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    Boots Riley Tells Us the Story Behind Sorry to Bother You’s Horse People“I had a girlfriend at the time who was very into horses and claimed it wasn’t sexual, so that was probably one of the reasons it got into my head.”
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    How First Man Crafted Its Most Uncomfortable SceneScreenwriter Josh Singer breaks down Neil Armstrong’s pre–moon landing family sit-down.
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Cutting a Powerful Moment From RoomWhereas a book can meander toward its destination, a film has a forward momentum.
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    Toughest Scene We Wrote: Straight Outta Compton“There was enough material for 15 pages worth of script, but it had to be condensed into an extremely dense three to four pages.”
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: The Danish Girl“It’s a moment that we — like Gerda — forget, but revisit with different eyes once we understand that Einar Wegener was, in fact, always Lili Elbe.”
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Concussion“‘Writing’ is the wrong way to describe what happens to words in a movie.”
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Drew Pearce on Iron Man 3’s Huge Reveal“I was really worried about telling Marvel — I thought we’d get strung up.”
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Tony Kushner on Lincoln“I wrote, literally, about a hundred different versions of the scene.”
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    Toughest Scene: Perks of Being a Wallflower“There’s a difference between filming a script and making a movie.”
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Ol Parker on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel“The great thing about working with really old actors is they can’t remember any lines.”
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    Toughest Scene: Nicholas Jarecki on ArbitrageRichard Gere improvised the scene’s best line.
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    Toughest Scene: Beasts of the Southern Wild“I still cry when I watch that scene,” says the film’s co-writer.
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Screenwriter John Gatins on FlightHow Robert Zemeckis helped solve the scene.
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: William Nicholson on Les MisérablesWhere Nicholson decided to put a new scene.
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Writer/Director Rian Johnson on LooperDissecting Looper’s pivotal diner scene.
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    The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Screenwriter Chris Terrio on ArgoIt involves Gatorade.