The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Callie Khouri (2007)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Media Studies  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Academy Award-winning scenarist and director Callie Khouri qualifies, hands-down, as one of the most dynamic, impassioned and accomplished screenwriters in contemporary Hollywood - and arguably the most influential female scripter working today. Khouri's 1991 script for the Ridley Scott film Thelma & Louise not only won an Oscar for that year's Best Original Screenplay, but sparked endless cultural debate and a wave of groundbreaking neo-feminist thought; her subsequent work on such contemporary classics as Something to Talk About and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (which she also helmed) extended Khouri's themes of gender politic as they culled enthusiastic reviews and drew mass audiences. Now, in this exclusive home video release that caters to blossoming screenwriters, Khouri reflects at length on her long career journey, her views on scriptwriting and her involvement with the Writer's Guild of America.