His screenplay was not used for the film which became a huge hit.

This writer/director who started out as a screenwriter first is probably not A list to most people which is a shame because he has written as well as directed some truly classic films. It’s a travesty of justice he has not won at least a screenwriting Oscar.

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This writer/director who started out as a screenwriter first is probably not A list to most people which is a shame because he has written as well as directed some truly classic films.

It’s a travesty of justice he has not won at least a screenwriting Oscar. Many years ago, when he was just starting out, he submitted a screenplay to this permanent A list director for a film he was planning about man making contact with another form of life.

His screenplay was not used for the film which became a huge hit.

The streaming service that is often written about on the site has approached the writer/director about editing his old screenplay and filming it for them.

He is strongly considering it.

Writer/director: Paul Schrader
Screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Bringing Out the Dead

A list director: Steven Spielberg

Screenplay: Close Encounters Of the Third Kind

Streaming service: Netflix