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The Storyteller

The Departed became the talk of Hollywood because screenwriter William Monahan nailed the talk of Boston.


(Illustration by Tim Bower) Illustration by Tim Bower
By Sam Allis
December 31, 2006

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Hollywood butchered Boston until William Monahan came along. It mangled our words and manhandled our culture. What Monahan did in his acclaimed screenplay of the recent Martin Scorsese hit The Departed was to get Boston right for the first time on the big screen. (Full article: 579 words)

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