Saturday, February 13, 2010

Screenplay for In The Loop now posted online

After complaining about the overvaluation of dialogue in screenwriting, I have to point out that I do very much love great dialogue when I hear it. For my money, the smartest and funniest dialogue that you'll hear in any film this year isn't by Tarantino or in some Hollywood comedy, but rather you'll find it in a BBC Films gem called In The Loop.

The screenplay has just been posted online. You can find it here.

The credited writers on this particulary draft are Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche. also credits Harold Manning (French adaptation) and Ian Martin (additional dialogue). It is nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award. In this category, Up in the Air is the clear favourite. But if there's an upset, I'd love to see this film pull it off.
If you haven't seen it yet, treat yourself to a brilliant and hilarious political satire. Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini star in this look at the British involvement with the Americans in the leadup to an unnamed military invasion. But we all know what war they're talking about.

Here is a special note from writer/director Armando Iannucci.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so so much - I've really wanted to read this screenplay; my favorite from 2009. I wish it would win the Oscar, though that's being greedy b'cos I was joking that it would never be nominated, as deserving as it is, so I'm delighted just to see it receive some recognition. Thanx for the post and link