Oct. 13th – David Seltzer at Whitsell Theater (Omen, Hellstrom Chronicle, Willy Wonka)

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MEET THE DUDE WHO WROTE “THE OMEN,” “THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE” and “PROPHECY”!!!

On Sat Oct 13, NW Film Center is honored to have screenwriter legend, David Seltzer, appearing at the Whitsell Theater for q/a as part of the ECO-SICKO series.

We'll be screening 35mm prints of two movies both written by Mr. Seltzer: the 1971 Academy Award winner, THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLES, and the environmental-horror movie, PROPHECY.

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For showtimes and to learn more about ECO-SICKO,  go to NW Film.

Born 1940 into a conservative Jewish family in Highland Park, Illinois, Seltzer is an American screenwriter, producer, and director who is perhaps best known for having written THE OMEN.

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Seltzer had an uncredited role in writing the screenplay of the 1971 musical film WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. The film credits the original book's author, Roald Dahl, as the sole screenplay adaptor, however it has been revealed that Seltzer rewrote 30% of Dahl's script, adding such elements as the "Slugworth subplot," and music other than the original Oompa Loompa compositions (including "Pure Imagination," and "The Candy Man Can")

Seltzer's other writing credits include MY GIANT, TABLE FOR FIVE, LUCAS, PUNCHLINE, and SHINING THROUGH, the latter three he also directed.

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