American Film

With major league baseball settling into the batter's box, the NBA playoffs on a fast break and the U.S. Open a mere nine iron away, it seems a good time to revisit Jeff Silverman's December 1989 American Film™ profile of the man who wrote BULL DURHAM (1988), WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP (1992) and TIN CUP (1996) in "The Cockeyed World of Ron Shelton." Shelton, whose latest project SWEET SPOT is in development, shares his approach to screenwriting and discusses the development of BLAZE (1989), a story about a politician and a stripper enjoying another American pastime.