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AMADEUS, Best Adapted Screenplay, Milos Forman, Peter Shaffer, rewriting -

Rewriting a screenplay sucks. It’s painful. You know the story. It was compelling enough for you to write it in the first place. Why doesn’t everyone love it already? As a screenwriter toils through numerous drafts, it can feel like a Sisyphean task. Is all this rewriting really going to make the script better? The answer, nine times out of ten, is yes. To provide some hope, here is perhaps one of the biggest success stories to come out of rewriting: AMADEUS. Per The New York Times, which wrote an in-depth article on this subject in 1984, Peter Shaffer spent...

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