Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Join Now
PetHero: Save 25% at the vet; get toys, treats, and a 24/7 lost pet conciergeLearn More


Tip Sheet: Susannah Grant

The ”Erin Brockovich” screenwriter shares film scripts she envies

Posted on

CASABLANCA by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch
”’Everybody comes to Rick’s…. I was misinformed…. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble…. Round up the usual suspects.’ The script is like a cover-to-cover greatest hits album of perfect lines.”

TOOTSIE by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, and Don McGuire
”I know it took roughly 35 embittered writers something like half a century to write, but virtually every structural problem is solved somewhere in it. A great script to turn to in a jam.”

WITNESS by Earl W. Wallace and William Kelley
”A gorgeous story with practically no dialogue. Reminds you how much more powerful images are than words.”

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY by Anthony Minghella
”The ending is one of the most touching acts of love I’ve ever seen in a movie.”

ANNIE HALL by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
”Do I really need to say why? Don’t we all love it for the same reasons?”