Senior Screenwriter Behind Spidey's Success

Posted on July 27, 2004

The secrets to the success of the Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, has been their complex emotions and humurous, witty dialogue. As Robert Ebert said in his review, "the dialogue is more about emotion, love and values, less about long-winded explanations of the inexplicable."

77 year-old screenwriter Alvin Sargent can be thanked for adding these special touches that bring the script to life. His work alone should dispel the myth that younger, hipper screenwriters are not necessarily better and more in-touch with today's youth. And good news for Spidey fans, USA Today reports that Alvin's expected back for Spider-Man 3.

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