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Working with Jonathan Glazer on Under The Skin

Working with Jonathan Glazer on the first three drafts of Under The Skin was one of the most intense and extraordinary periods in my life.  It took Jon many years to get the film made with Scarlett Johansson (available to stream or download from iTunes or Amazon), and even though it changed enormously during that time, I still feel a curious sense of ownership even when I see still images from the film.  Writing the early drafts of the script (the two opening pages are below) was a weird and fabulous journey for me, in territory both unknown and imagined - drawn both from Michel Faber’s novel and the landscape of my own father’s childhood in northern Scotland. As I explained to Ryan Gilbey, film critic of The New Statesman , last year, working with Jon was a unique and curious process, not without its difficulties at times, but always provocative and enlightening: “Jon and I worked together on the first three drafts. The second one we really tried to coll

My new Tumblr blog - where I'm at in 2015!

Happy New Year (a little late) and welcome to my new Tumblr blog at Tumblr is where the action is going to be in terms of my posts, largely because it's so easy to post from my iPhone and it's also a perfect mix between Twitter and blogging. I will continue to update posts here occasionally, and all the old posts will be accessible, but after some issues over the past couple of weeks with (which I redirected to Tumblr temporarily), I am keeping this blog up and keeping Tumblr separate at Please visit me on Tumblr  and follow me there - as well as on Twitter @alexanderchow. Thanks, Alexander