Scott Rosenberg thinks the Hollywood machine can sometimes erase a screenwriter’s true intent.

What Nearly Disappeared in Gone in 60 Seconds?

What Nearly Disappeared in Gone in 60 Seconds?

Risks and rewards of the creative life.
Dec. 22 2015 3:48 PM

Scott Rosenberg on Finding His Voice and the Hollywood Machine

The veteran screenwriter talks about the original version of Gone in 60 Seconds and what was lost in the machine.

Scott Rosenberg
Scott Rosenberg

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This week on the Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Scott Rosenberg, the writer best known for his movies Things to Do in Denver When You're DeadBeautiful Girls, and Con Air. The two discuss the impact of Scott’s father passing away, creating languages in movies, and the themes that run through many of his films. Plus, Scott talks about how the Hollywood machine turned Gone in 60 Seconds into a different movie and why the true emotion of his screenplays have rarely (if ever) been captured on screen.

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Brian Koppelman is a filmmaker (Rounders, Solitary Man), essayist, and podcaster. His latest project is the upcoming Showtime series Billions.