Hay on FIlm: Bruce Robinson
The Bruce Robinson Scriptwriting Masterclass has been confirmed for 3.30pm at Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema in Brook St, Hay-on-Wye on Saturday 26th May.
Bruce is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I (1986), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the 1960s, but it for writing the screenplay for Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields (1984) that Robinson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA.
Despite launching the acting careers of Paul McGann and Richard E Grant and seeing Withnail and I become one of the most popular and successful British cult movies of all time working in Hollywood became frustrating. Following How to Get Ahead in Advertising and Jennifer 8 Bruce concentrated on screenwriting until his return to directing with an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary, with the main role performed by Johnny Depp, in 2011.
Posted on May 21, 2012, in Hay Film School Weekend, The Art of Film-Making and tagged Bruce Robinson, Killing Fields, Rum Diary, scriptwriting masterclass, Withnail and I. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.