Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the first Thursday of the month which means it is time for our Oscars Winners Edition. Today we’re going to cover best original as well as adapted screenplay. I bring you three picks for each!
#1 Promising Young Woman
This movie really fascinates me. It’s quite gritty and I wanted to see it when back before COVID I saw the first trailer in theaters. Emerald Fennell did a great job and it’s a well-deserved win.
Y’all knew I couldn’t write this post without including at least one Tarantino movie. Even though I wish Inglorious Basterds had won and I could list that one, Django Unchained is also brilliant!
The Coen brothers really nailed it with this black comedy. This is a classic!
#1 Jojo Rabbit
I still haven’t read the book Caging Skies (shame on me) which was adapted into a screenplay and then this wonderful movie by Taiki Waititi. I know that this film is not for everyone, but for me Waititi absolutely nailed it!
#2 The Exorcist
Another book that has been sitting on my e-reader for a while. I promise I will get to it soon(ish). It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie, but I remember this to be an extremely well-made horror film. The script was adapted from the book by William Peter Blatty himself, who was the original author.
#3 Forrest Gump
I honestly don’t know what kind of magic Eric Roth work when he turned the novel into this wonderful little flick. As I love the movie I was curious about the book but it was hands down one of the worst things I have ever read in my entire life. (I wrote a detailed post on that, link is above). So, being able to make this into a great script is probably the most deserved Oscar win of all time!
What’s your favorite best screeplay winner? Let me know in the comments!