Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy on the Big Themes of Life

 

 

Simon Beaufoy is an Academy award­-winning screenwriter behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Everest and 127 Hours among many more. Here, he shares invaluable advice from his own career for aspiring writers. He recalls spending time in a slum in Mumbai before writing the screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire, and shares the politics behind the comedy in The Full Monty, two of his most well­-known and loved works. He talks about the art of writing adaptations and tackling the big themes of life.

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