Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Giler is an American filmmaker who has been active in the motion picture industry since the early 1960s.

He started his career as a writer, providing scripts for television programs such as Kraft Suspense Theatre and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He then moved to screenplays in the 70's, helping to write films such as The Parallax View and the original version of Fun With Dick and Jane. He produced his first film in 1970, the critically reviled Myra Breckinridge, an adaptation of Gore Vidal's controversial novel (he also co-wrote the film with director Michael Sarne). He helped Walter Hill produce the legendary horror thriller Alien in 1979, and it is for this film that he is probably best remembered. He and Hill became embroiled in a much-publicized behind-the-scenes fight with Alien's original writer, Dan O'Bannon, over who was to receive screenplay credit. Giler and Hill claim that they completely rewrote the script from top to bottom, and therefore they wanted to relegate O'Bannon to a "story by" credit only. O'Bannon claims that they did little more than change the names of the characters and dialogue, and felt that the two were trying to bully him out of the more prestigious screenplay credit. As evidenced by the interviews on the supplemental DVD features, the two parties were extremely antagonistic when it comes to this topic (O'Bannon has since died), though O'Bannon was the only one to receive credit for the screenplay in the final film. The various drafts can be found online, allowing audiences to decide for themselves.

Giler worked with Hill on several more projects, including the continuation of the Alien franchise. The two were responsible for the final and very controversial rewrite of the Alien 3 story which killed off the Bishop, Hicks and Newt characters from Aliens. Some of the films that he wrote during this period include The Money Pit, Southern Comfort, and an uncredited rewrite for Beverly Hills Cop II.

He has also directed one film, The Black Bird (1975).

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Giler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Giler is an American filmmaker who has been active in the motion picture industry since the early 1960s.

He started his career as a writer, providing scripts for television programs such as Kraft Suspense Theatre and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He then moved to screenplays in the 70's, helping to write films such as The Parallax View and the original version of Fun With Dick and Jane. He produced his first film in 1970, the critically reviled Myra Breckinridge, an adaptation of Gore Vidal's controversial novel (he also co-wrote the film with director Michael Sarne). He helped Walter Hill produce the legendary horror thriller Alien in 1979, and it is for this film that he is probably best remembered. He and Hill became embroiled in a much-publicized behind-the-scenes fight with Alien's original writer, Dan O'Bannon, over who was to receive screenplay credit. Giler and Hill claim that they completely rewrote the script from top to bottom, and therefore they wanted to relegate O'Bannon to a "story by" credit only. O'Bannon claims that they did little more than change the names of the characters and dialogue, and felt that the two were trying to bully him out of the more prestigious screenplay credit. As evidenced by the interviews on the supplemental DVD features, the two parties were extremely antagonistic when it comes to this topic (O'Bannon has since died), though O'Bannon was the only one to receive credit for the screenplay in the final film. The various drafts can be found online, allowing audiences to decide for themselves.

Giler worked with Hill on several more projects, including the continuation of the Alien franchise. The two were responsible for the final and very controversial rewrite of the Alien 3 story which killed off the Bishop, Hicks and Newt characters from Aliens. Some of the films that he wrote during this period include The Money Pit, Southern Comfort, and an uncredited rewrite for Beverly Hills Cop II.

He has also directed one film, The Black Bird (1975).

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Giler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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Production TV ShowsMovies

2017 Alien: Covenant … Producer
2012 Prometheus … Producer
2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem … Producer
2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator … Producer
1997 Alien: Resurrection … Producer
1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight … Executive Producer
1994 Roadracers … Producer
1992 Alien³ … Producer
1986 The Money Pit … Executive Producer
1981 Southern Comfort … Producer
1979 Alien … Producer

Writing

2002 Undisputed … Writer
1992 Alien³ … Screenplay
1986 The Money Pit … Screenplay
1981 Southern Comfort … Screenplay
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane … Screenplay
1974 The Parallax View … Writer
1970 Myra Breckinridge … Screenplay

Acting

2003 The Beast Within: Making 'Alien' as Himself
2003 Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens' as Himself
2003 Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³' as Himself
2003 One Step Beyond: Making 'Alien Resurrection' as Himself

Directing

1975 The Black Bird … Director

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