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by Caryn James
January 30, 2012 6:42 PM
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Stanton and Gaghan

If you missed the Sundance panel “The Power of Story: In the Beginning” – my conversation with four terrific screenwriters who also direct, produce and perform – you can watch the entire lively, witty discussion here.

The amazing lineup included Andrew Stanton, Stephen Gaghan (both in the photo above), Anna Deveare Smith and Terence Winter. They talked about the process of collaboration, about getting politically charged work to the public, and even about how they sometimes, luckily, look smarter than they thought they were.  They also showed and gave us the backstory on clips from some of their best work: Wall E, Syriana (did you know about the expensive falcon? or Gaghan’s last-minute decision to kill George Clooney’s character?), Let Me Down Easy and Boardwalk Empire.

I loved being part of this panel, and I think you’ll enjoy listening to these endlessly fascinating artists.

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  • Liz Bradley | January 31, 2012 5:48 AMReply

    Boardwalk Empire SPOILER ALERT. If you aren't caught up on the series, skip the clip. It's over at 1:00:07 :)

  • Caryn | February 1, 2012 9:35 PM

    Thanks for pointing out the spoiler -- but I want to add that Terence Winter chose the clip himself. Each guest chose the clip he or she wanted to show, so I guess the statute of limitations on spoilers is up on this one.

  • Bob Giovanelli | January 31, 2012 7:45 PM

    I did that before reading your comment. The organizers of the panel don't realize not everyone has HBO, and we watch these series later online or DVD. To show a season ending clip....they couldn't have chosen a different moment in the whole series for Terence to comment on?

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