Daley James Francis


“The way I write is really like putting one foot in front of the other. I really let the characters do most of the work, they start talking and they just lead the way…” – Quentin Tarantino, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, 1998 Quentin Tarantino has created some of the best filmsĀ of the last 25 years, and one of the reasons for this is his attitude towards cinema: He isn’t making films for the… Read More


One of my favourite writers died recently at the grand old age of 87. Elmore Leonard was a true great among crime fiction novelists, his plots full of twists and turns; his heroes never without their flaws, his villains never unambiguously evil, and his pared-down, punchy dialogue lending itself very easily to several successful screen adaptations. Leonard started his career as an advertising copywriter, working on his books in the mornings before… Read More


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