Termina a série dos ROTEIROS DA DÉCADA, os melhores, mais influentes, pelo menos na minha humilde opinião. Os critérios foram um misto de gosto pessoal, prêmios que levaram, e se estão publicados na internet ou no mercado editorial para que vocês possam lê-los.
O ROTEIRO DA DÉCADA
ADAPTATION, de Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman, baseado no livro “The Orchid Thief” de Susan Orlean. (2002) Premiado: BAFTA Film Award; Golden Satellite Award; BSFC Award; Critics Choice Award; COFCA Award; CFCA Award; Chlotrudis Audience Award; FFCC Award; NBR Award; NYFCC Award; OFCS Award; Literary Award; SDFCS Award; SEFCA Award; TFCA Award; Indicado: USC Scripter Award; WGA Award; Oscar; Golden Globe; ALFS Award; PFCS Award;
Por ser um roteiro original, adaptado e baseado em fatos reais. Por ser escrito por um consagrado roteirista e seu irmão imaginário. Por ser literalmente uma aula de roteiro. Pela presença de Robert Mckee como personagem. Por estes e outros motivos, ADAPTAÇÃO é o Roteiro da Década.
INT. L.A. BUSINESS LUNCH RESTAURANT - MIDDAY
Kaufman, wearing his purple sweater sans tags, sits with
Valerie, an attractive woman in wire-rim glasses. They pick
at salads. Kaufman steals glances at her lips, her hair, her
breasts. She looks up at him. He blanches, looks away.
I'm old. I'm bald. I'm repulsive.
We think you're just great.
(with studied modesty)
Oh, thank you.
Valerie absently rubs her nose. Kaufman self-consciously
rubs his nose in response.
And we're thrilled you're interested.
Valerie rubs her nose again. Kaufman pulls at his nostril.
A rivulet of sweat slides down his forehead. Valerie watches
it. Kaufman sees her watching it. She sees him seeing her
watching it. She looks at her salad. He quickly swabs.
Oh, thanks, wow. That's nice to hear.
You have a really unique voice.
Well, thanks. That's... I appreciate
Very talented. Really.
Thanks. Thank you. Thanks.
Kaufman's brow is dripping again. He smiles, embarrassed.
Sort of hot in here.
Yeah, it is a bit. So, why don't you
tell me your thoughts on this crazy
little project of ours.
In one motion, Kaufman swabs his forehead and pulls a book
entitled The Orchid Thief from his bag.
First, I think it's a great book.
Laroche is a fun character, isn't he?
Kaufman nods, flips through the book, stalling. There's a
smiling author photo of Susan Orlean on the inside back
And Orlean makes orchids so fascinating.
Plus her musings on Florida, orchid
poaching. Indians. Great, sprawling New
Yorker stuff. I'd want to remain true to
that, let the movie exist rather than be
artificially plot driven.
Okay, great, great. I guess I'm not
exactly sure what that means.
Oh. Well... I'm not sure exactly yet
either. So... y'know, it's...
Oh. Okay. Great. So, um, what --
It's just, I don't want to compromise by
making it a Hollywood product. An orchid
heist movie. Or changing the orchids
into poppies and turning it into a movie
about drug running. Y'know?
Oh, of course. We agree. Definitely.
Or cramming in sex, or car chases, or
guns. Or characters learning profound
life lessons. Or characters growing or
characters changing or characters
learning to like each other or characters
overcoming obstacles to succeed in the
end. Y'know? Movie shit.
Kaufman is sweating like crazy now. Valerie is quiet for a
See, we thought maybe Susan Orlean and
Laroche could fall in love during the
course of --
Alienated journalist writes about
passionate backwoods guy and he teaches
her to love. I mean, it didn't happen,
it wouldn't happen. It's Hollywood.