I love Nancy Meyers films. If I ever write a screenplay that’s remotely as good as hers, I’ll be happy. She wrote some of my favorite films – “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Irreconcilable Differences” and “Private Benjamin”. And she directed “The Parent Trap”, “The Holiday” and “What Women Want” (as well as “Something’s Gotta Give”).
Nancy Meyers put together a marvelous montage in the Academy Awards tonight shown just before the Best Adapted Screenplay award. It showed clips from some of the best films about writers – “Shakespeare in Love”, “His Girl Friday” and many others. It was wonderfully compiled and really gave a sense of the screenwriting process, along with fabulous quotes and fun music.