Guy Lochhead, 30/08/10
American screenwriter and director. Towne is best known for his writing – the screenplay for Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’, for example – but he has also directed a few successful films. He has no particular writing style, and can instead adapt himself to suit the required subject matter. I do not want to include Towne, because his very much a player in the Hollywood system. However, ‘Personal Best’, which he wrote and directed, his a brilliant, important film that I will include and write about separately.