Originally Posted by THEUGLYDUCKLING
i still haven't seen casablanca, gone with the wind or E.T.
but i have seen BASKETCASE and rank phantasm right up there with evil dead, well not right up there, but within spitting distance.
You've gotta see and read Casablanca. It's a tight low budget screenplay, fantastic setting. Every word counts. Great dialogue.
Great characters. Emotional. Simple structure, complex relationships.
But who is the protag and who is the main character is disputable.