Warren Skaaren in 1984

Warren Skaaren: Uncredited Screenwriter of Original Top Gun

“I feel the need, the need for speed”

Producer Don Simpson had a golden-goose knack for finding non-fiction articles and making them hit movies. He had done that with The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night (Saturday Night Fever) and Flashdance by construction worker-by-day, erotic-dancer-by-night, Maureen Mawder.



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David Paul Kirkpatrick

Founder of Story Summit & MIT Center for Future Storytelling, Pres of Paramount Film Group, Production Chief of Disney Studios, optimist, author and teacher.