Chris Nashawaty's excellent article takes us back to the very origins of the screenplay and then sheds light on the process that brought it two Academy Awards. Part of the fun is Nashawaty provides us with little tidbits that fans of the movie will love. [Did you know that Keyser Soze's name was based on a real person? That Christopher Walken, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, Charlie Sheen, James Spader, Al Pacino and Johnny Cash [Johnny Cash!] turned down role offers?]
Reading Nashawaty's piece not only reminded me how much I enjoyed "The Usual Suspects" but makes me want to pull it off the shelf and watch it again. "The Usual Suspects" rates an A+.