Caroline's Open Road
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Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride
anxiety, creating, creative writing, emotion, exposure, film, imagination, movie theater, movies, screenplay, Time Machine
Ironically, Caroline Thompson, the notable horror film screenwriter, was terrified of movies growing up after a bad experience watching The Time Machine. But after working at a local movie theater during college in Massachusetts, Caroline became more exposed to films and developed a deeper appreciation for them. After she graduated, she was determined to write a horror novel. Eighteen months later Caroline finished her first draft, only to throw it away. She re-wrote it in three months and then anxiously sent it to an editor. Later that afternoon, he bought it. This marked the beginning of Caroline's path in screenwriting—eventually writing for popular films such as Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride.