Flipping The Script on ‘National Treasure’

National Treasure - Walt Disney Pictures
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Charlie Kaufman Offers “Eternal” Writing Philosophy


I’ve had dreams of becoming a writer ever since ninth grade, when my fellow classmate Kristi Schmidt and I received awards of excellence by our favorite teacher, Mr. Fred Melcher. It’s an honor I just remembered while starting this post about my appreciation for writer Charlie Kaufman, so apologies for this brief left turn before the actually story begins.

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