I mean, that script was so brilliant. Why no follow-up?
Why haven't Ben Affleck and Matt Damon written anything after Good Will Hunting?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/26/2013|
Genius doesn't just disappear.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/25/2013|
That script probably had a lot of work by others including GVS.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/25/2013|
They created 'Dogma' with lots of bad dialogue.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/25/2013|
Richard LaGravanese did major work on it. Its amazing how much Ben Affleck complains when he now has two Oscars for no real reason. His low point was being a millionaire movie star. Boo hoo.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/25/2013|
R4, So how come Richard LaGravanese isn't writing more scripts?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/25/2013|
Looks like he's been pretty busy, R5.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/25/2013|
Because they didn't write Good Will Hunting.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/25/2013|
It was just a standard rotten little prick who gets his ass kissed by everybody style Hollywood picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/25/2013|
R3 Kevin Smith wrote Dogma.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/25/2013|
People on movie productions often wear many (uncredited) hats. It probably has the fingerprints of many people.
Maybe that guilt affected Bennie so much that he spent 10 years giving crap performances in crap movies? Oh well, he's redeemed himself now.
I just wish he'd kniock that chip off his shoulder. The one where he thinks he's some underdog just not getting the accolades he so richly deserves (he seemed to be nibbling on his knuckles all night). Get over it and maybe you'll get a Director Oscar, m'kay boobie?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/25/2013|
Oh, Argo, you are so perfect. But not you, Ben. Ben, you didn't make them forget about tacos.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/25/2013|
Well, "one-hit wonders" might be the answer.
Not that they are one-hit wonders. They've gone on to do other very good work. But "Good Will Hunting" was their chance to break into the business and become stars in their own right. But once that movie established them as stars, they didn't have to write their own material...the material has been written for them in which to star.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/25/2013|
Given that Good Will Hunting's script originally killed off Affleck and had a plot about the government trying to recruit Damon, it's clear that movie scripts change hands many times on their way to the screen.
Also, some of the finished movie is awful. The "I'm sorry" bit in particular is shit. This is the best scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/25/2013|
Good Will Hunting is a piece of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/25/2013|
as others have stated, I never thought they wrote it by themselves. I'm also sure 'Hollywood made a lot changes to the script.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/25/2013|
Damon wrote most of the script. And it was heavily rewritten by William Goldman. Goldman even had to publicly deny he did this, even though everyone in Hollywood knew the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/25/2013|
Goldman said he completely rewrote it in an article in Premiere magazine on script doctoring.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/25/2013|
I heard the same thing, r16 and r17.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/25/2013|
Rewriting doesn't automatically translate as making it better. Maybe the rewrite was to make it more commercial.
And of course, Goldman couldn't have had any ulterior motive in taking credit for a script that had already won an Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/26/2013|
As college students, Mindy Kaling and a friend wrote a play about this issue ("Matt & Ben") that suggested divine intervention: dailyprincetonian.com/2003/11/06/9000/
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/26/2013|
That play is hilarious. They start out by copying dialogue from Catcher in the Rye. And the Goop episode... I would have loved to see it played by Mindy Kaling and her friend
"Who is this beautiful, beautiful man?"
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/26/2013|