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'Arrival' screenwriter Eric Heisserer on making a movie about aliens... and linguistics

Jan 2, 2017
The smart sci-fi mystery plays with heady concepts usually reserved for a college course, not a movie theater
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Screenwriter Eric Heisserer, producer Aaron Ryder, producer Shawn Levy, actress Amy Adams, actor Jeremy Renner and producer Dan Levine attend the LA Premiere of the Paramount Pictures Title 'Arrival' at Regency Village Theatre on November 6, 2016 in Westwood, California.
 
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