Caroline's Open Road

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CAROLINE THOMPSON

Writer
Edward Scissorhands and Corpse Bride

“All I can say is the power of the imagination is so great—and I'm not talking about creating this work or that work—I'm just saying in terms of getting you on the channel or the path that's really yours.”

INTERESTS:

Film Writing

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Determination Doubt Fear Perseverance Simplicity

TAGS:

anxiety, creating, creative writing, emotion, exposure, film, imagination, movie theater, movies, screenplay, Time Machine

BIOGRAPHY:

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.

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