[quote=“Stanton, post:1054, topic:2027”]A filmmaker has not to write his films, but mostly he co-writes them though, well to a certain degree, not necessarily with a writing credit, but to the amount that he changes what does not work. and if he isn’t able to make the necessary changes himself he hires another writer, often also uncredited. A filmmaker uses writers like he uses editors. composers, actors, cameramen etc.
The right for the final cut is much more important than a screenplay.[/quote]
Don’t know, I remember Tarantino using the term differently; he thought a director had to have at least a hand in the writing of the movie. Don’t know who coined the term and if there is a strict definition of it (like “author” it seems open for interpretation).
@ John | I have the same ideas about Fight Club, I didn’t dislike it, thought it was a well-made movie, but never went back to it. Don’t know how I would rank it, talking about Fincher’s oeuvre. I prefer it to Seven, but thought The Game was better (but haven’t seen that in a while either)