About “Writerly Ambitions”

The IMDB pointed me to this story, which is an interesting post on why TV is a writer’s medium, much more than movies are these days. I don’t think I agree with everything this fellow says… his examples—Stephen Gaghan, David E. Kelly, Frank Darabont—they’re far from what I’d call the cream of Hollywood’s literati, in film or TV. In their resumes you’ll find examples of good work, but they’ve also done their share of crap (Gaghan’s Abandon, anyone?), which I think weakens the point being made. That said, it’s an interesting point, and it reminds me I should start watching Boardwalk Empire.

Anyway, here’s the piece.

About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.