Good Will Hunting
This wonderful screenplay, written by two lifelong friends, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck is set in South Boston as the central character, Will hides an enormous amount of past hurt while struggling to get-it-all-out with Sean, his appointed, quick-witted Psychology Professor....who has demons and sorrow of his own.
Film are often credited for their character development and this film is no acceptation. Its clear cut with no extra bull, I appreciated the lack of needless scenes in this movie. Every place shown on camera had a meaning, every moment worked to add to character development. There was not a precious moment wasted in this wonderful work of art. The plot li ...more
This is a stupendous work that has launched the careers of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
They have won both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for their screenplay
Will Hunting is a hero, an Ubermensch and a complicated, anxious, troubled young man, prone to violence.
When the mathematics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology writes a complicated equation, Will solves it.
But he is only a janitor at M.I.T.
This could be perceived as a ...more
Really want to see my reaction when I compare this to the film (haven't seen the movie yet, so I'm reading the play first)!
some random notes:
-fear of abandonment
-enjoying your life; passion
-get out of the nest
20-year-old Will Hunting of South Boston has a genius-level intellect and an eidetic memory, but chooses to work as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spend his free time with his friends Chuckie Sullivan, Billy McBride, and Morgan O'Mally.
When Fields Medal-winning combinatorialist Professor Gerald Lambeau posts a difficult problem taken from algebraic graph theory as a challenge for his graduate students to solve, Will solves the problem quickly but anon ...more
And a damn good movie it was. Good Will Hunting (GWH) was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won two, including best original screenplay for Damon and Affleck, and best supporting actor for Williams. Nuanced performances from Matt Damon (“Will”), Ben Affleck (“Chuckie”), Robin Williams (“Sean”), Minnie Driver (“Sky ...more
1. Think like a buyer/customer: you just met, and suddenly you are an expert in his business, telling him he’s an idiot---reason why the MIT professor couldn't handle him
2. Listen to learn, diagnose before you prescribe.
3. Mirroring the other person to understand him. Robin Williams sticked with the Southie rule and waited for Will to talk first during first session.
4. Leaders should also be good ...more
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's dialogue is great, and ther ...more
Headlines or sentences that should enforce a strong and firm belief that one needs to stop reading said news article:
07.) Opinion: Eighty percent of California is in "extreme" drought. But is that why its rivers are disappearing?
06.) Farmer bill dies in house.
05.) Miners refuse to work after death.
04.) School officials, who recently affixed signs marking the dorms with their new names, say the more easily pronounced versions** are easier for visitors, students and emergency responders to locate ...more
I saw this movie twice in theatres, bought the DVD and watched it a few times more...it is among my top favourite movies. I cannot pin down the exact reason I like it or the stars. I ordered this screenplay because I was interested in seeing how much of it made it on screen, but also screen directions. The screenplay is worth it as it makes you appreciate the hard work from these then two unknown actor/screenwriters.
It hit me close with its theme of not living beneath your privilege and letting people in.
The film itself was well-cast and certainly did the script justice.
Amusingly the character who goes on to be played by Robin Williams was envisioned very different physically, and there's a couple of interested scenes in here that didn't make it into the film. Little nuggets of info-crack for someone who loves Good Will Hunting as much as I do.