Writers get some respect · 28 February 2007, 08:22
It turns out that the writer-ly theme of this year’s Academy Awards was actually intentional.
I only half-noticed that writers seemed to be getting more attention than has become normal, but the extent to which the wordsmiths were actually being recognized didn’t become clear to me until I read this article by L.A. Times columnist Jay Fernandez.
Fernandez writes a regular feature for the paper called Scriptland, about screenwriters and their craft, and he’s provided a great rundown on the ways in which writers did – and didn’t – get their due at the Oscars.
Are writers on the verge of actually getting some respect in our culture and society? Once upon a time, they did.
I’d like to see those days return.
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