Movies teach us things. Whether we are aware of it or not, we learned how to interact with the world around us partially by watching and imitating movies. But what about the people who make movies? According to author David Thomson, the Hollywood power set has learned life lessons from the movies as well. In the July 1997 issue of Movieline magazine, he offers ten examples.
In addition to the usual interviews with Hollywood types, Movieline magazine would sometimes poll certain groups for their thoughts on a specific subject. In the June 1990 issue, Stephen Farber rounded up twenty prominent screenwriters and asked them to name their favorite screenplay.