Tom Mankiewicz

james bond

Meet the Reader: James Bond’s Goldenscribes

The James Bond film series turns fifty this year. There have been twenty-two movies in this remarkable cinematic line featuring the superspy character created by novelist Ian Fleming, starting with 1962’s Dr. No. and followed by From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever,...

Meet the Reader: “Mank on Shane”

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing veteran screenwriting Tom Mankiewicz. Tom had a lot of great things to say about the art and craft of screenwriting (to read the complete interview, follow these links: Part 1 and Part 2). During the course of our conversation, Tom mentioned one of his favorite examples of...