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The Dialogue: Learning From The Masters - Simon Kinberg

"The hardest part of genre films is making the characters real when their situations are so unreal."

Simon Kinberg recently burst onto the scene with his script for xXx: State of the Union, and has since worked on comic-to-film adaptations for Elektra and Fantastic Four and penned the third film in the X-Men series, X-Men: The Last Stand. Kinberg's breakthrough hit, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, began as a script that he wrote in college and became one of the top grossing movies of 2005. Listen in as he reveals his inspiration - from breakdancing movies to mentor Akiva Goldsman, and what you do and don't learn at film school. 

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  • Manufacturer The Dialogue
  • Date available: 01/01/2010
  • Publication date: 12/31/2006
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

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Meet the Author: Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude. He received an MFA from Columbia University Film School, where he won the school’s highest screenwriting award, the Zaki Gordon Fellowship. His final thesis project was the original script “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Directed by Doug Liman, and starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it became one of the hundred most successful films of all time.

Named by Premiere Magazine as “New Power” Screenwriter of the Year in 2005, and given Movieline Magazine’s “Breakthrough Award” for screenwriting, Simon has worked with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Mostow, Stephen Somm...

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