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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Writing Boston

Posted By on Tue, Oct 3, 2006 at 3:17 PM

Sticking with the Boston theme for a moment, here's a piece on William J. Monahan, the screenwriter for The Departed.

`` Boston is what I knew. This was always going to be a character piece, a tone piece as well as a thriller, and I wanted to use the people I knew about. I was thinking about the past, the people I'd lost, and what it was a like for me as a kid in Boston, being angry and not knowing where to go or what to do. I was thinking about the mysteries of an Irish Catholic upbringing I hadn't solved yet."

Here's the full story.



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