Sunday, 16 December 2012

Callie Khouri on screenwriting

Callie Khouri was raised in Texas and Kentucky by her doctor father and mother. She went to university to study landscape architecture, but switched to drama. She moved to Los Angeles in 1982 to study at the Strasburg Institute, then worked for a commercials production company as a receptionist before taking a position with them as a music video production assistant. While working at the office, she began work on what would eventually become Thelma & Louise (1991), writing the script in longhand at home and then retyping it on the job.

Here's her story of how she came to write Thelma & Louise.



2 comments:

Kathy Smart said...

That's a fascinating insight, a screenwriter writing so as to help the actor know the character's motivation. It would certainly ensure maximum characterisation.

Russell Day said...

This was an unexpected gift of movie writing insights. I have the same feeling of what I was working with about Weldon's decisions and actions in The Revolutionary.
She is obviously a wonderful person, whose father, and all fathers and brothers need to be proud of.