Michael Winner, 1935-2013, Never Got To Make A Captain America Film For Cannon
December 16, 1985
Mr. Menahem Golan
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028
I thought I would write you concerning the Spider-Man script written by John Brancato and Ted Newsom, and the Captain America script written by Michael Winner and Stan Hey.
The Spider-Man script, in my opinion, is superb. It maintains the basic integrity of the character in the original story, while placing it in a modern setting. It is simple and direct in its plot line and very easy for the reader to follow. I have now read approximately twelve Spider-Man scripts or treatments, and this is by far the best of the lot!
The Captain America script, on the other hand, I found to be “bloody awful.” It does not maintain the basic integrity of the character. It plays fast and loose with the basic storylines, and I found it to be so convoluted in its plot that I had difficulty following it. In addition, I found the situation totally implausible, as it stretches credibility beyond the readers’ limit. I certainly think it means going back to the drawing board again to get a more credible script.
James E. Galton