Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Why 35 screenwriters worked on The Flintstones movie

If too many cooks can spoil the broth, then what can happen when too many writers are working on one film? As detailed by Simon Brew on Den Of Geek, the result is a creative mess, albeit a lucrative one. In his post, Brew charts the numerous permutations of screenwriters who were brought on to create scripts for The Flintstones film. Brew also notes how all of these screenwriters and drafts, rumored to be between 32 and 35 in total, would end up effecting Writers’ Guild Of America rules on crediting in final films.

Part of the issue was the changing of directors, from Richard Donner to Brian Levant, who ultimately directed the film and brought in a “writer’s room” mentality and several different groups to pen the film. The number of writers wasn’t a well-kept secret and spilled over into critics’ vitriol towards the film where it …

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