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Sunday, November 1 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
DECONSTRUCTING Vertigo

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Vertigo appears on countless lists with titles like “Best Films Ever Made.” Almost everything about it has become iconic—the famous bell tower scene, the skin-prickling score, the innovative special effects, and even the famous spiral poster. Screenwriters remember it for its story, a story that insists you watch the film again. And again. Ask yourself: Do you believe that some film from the past, a Hitchcock film, can enter and take possession of a living being? We do. Join us as we dissect what makes this film so bewitching, dizzyingly powerful, and a mainstay of great cinema.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Garrett

Greg Garrett

Moderator; Professor of Screenwriting, Fiction, and Film at Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a moderator and panelist at the conference for over a decade, interviewing luminaries from Lawrence Kasdan to Damon Lindelof. He is also the Festival's scholarly liaison, consulting on grant making, the Young Filmmaker's Program, and the On Story book. Himself the author of four acclaimed novels and a number of nonfiction works on film and culture, Greg is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University, where his students... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Rodrigo Garcia

Rodrigo Garcia

writer/director Last Days in the Desert, Mother and Child, Nine Lives; director Albert Nobbs; executive producer In Treatment
Mexican director Rodrigo Garcia has directed a variety of independent films, including the award-winning “Nine Lives”; the three-time Academy Award-nominated feature “Albert Nobbs,” starring Glenn Close; and “Mother and Child,” starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2000,Rodrigo’s first film as a writer and director, “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at... Read More →
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Mark Protosevich

DARK MATTERS FEATURE JUROR; writer I Am Legend, Thor, Old Boy, Poseidon, The Cell
Mark Protosevich is a screenwriter whose credits include The Cell, Poseidon, I Am Legend, Thor and Old Boy.  The Cell (2000) starred Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, and Vincent D’Onofrio, and was the feature film debut of director Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror).  Roger Ebert listed The Cell as one of the ten best films of 2000 and Protosevich’s screenplay was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Poseidon... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom presented by Final Draft