Episode #5 — Manchester by the Sea (2016)

The 21st Rewrite (William Coldwell and Alan Vazquez) are back to discuss the screenplay for ‘Manchester by the Sea’, which was written by Kenneth Lonergan. He then directed this film set in the Bay State seaside town of the same name, which started Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams and won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 2016. Our conversation covers how the screenplay conveys the sense of character and relationships that are built up over the course of the narrative and how personal tragedies can be written in a realistic way.

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