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Friday 25 February 2011, 16:52

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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How do you write for film? Not how do you write scripts, but how do you make someone look good when they are writing on film? In a new movie about the trial surrounding the first performance and publication of Allen Ginsberg's epic beat culture poem Howl, James Franco shows us one version. In Terry Gilliam's take on Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp offers up another. The question is, can anyone write well on screen ever?

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