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DP/30: Young Adult, writer Diablo Cody

5 Responses to “DP/30: Young Adult, writer Diablo Cody”

  1. Peter says:

    Good interview. Young Adult is the best script she has written. I am surprised no one talked about the script as a potential Academy Award nominee. It’s original and brave in some ways.

  2. Gus says:

    Is this one the “big get” you referred to earlier, or do you have someone else up your sleeve for the next week? Not a slight to Cody at all, I just have been wondering who that one is.

  3. film fanatic says:

    Given the fact that almost every big Oscar contender, save THE ARTIST, is an adaptation of some sort, I’d be really surprise if she weren’t nominated in the Original category. And she deserves to win, too, the script is exceptional (actually, in an ideal world, MARGARET would win, but we all know THAT ain’t gonna happen).

  4. Proman says:

    In the off-chance that the big get happens to be Spielberg – please ask him about the status of Interstellar and how he plans to make it happen/work it out.

    All will be forgiven.

  5. Mariamu says:

    Just saw this tonight. I am now officially a fan of Patton Oswalt.

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