Jan 17, 2023·edited Jan 17, 2023Liked by Evil (Political) Scientist

Closer is an excellent film, peak Clive Owen. I give a lot more credit to Marber than to Nichols, it's all about the script really.

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Good point about Marber (only know him by reputation, since I'm not much into theater, but the movie's highlight is its writing. Nichols was simply the man to film this kind of story -- he's not usually remarkable as a director)

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Jan 17, 2023Liked by Evil (Political) Scientist

The only other thing of Marber's I know is he cowrote and appeared in every episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge - similar displays of verbal savagery but with more laughs. Very enjoyable.

I suspect Dan is at least partly based on Marber himself.

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