W. Kandinsky: "There are no 'musts' in art." T.S. Eliot: "There is no freedom in art." Dostoievski character, after the ancient Middle East epigram: "Everything is permitted." (R-rated weblog. Since one has been advised there is no Literature anymore, or even literature, only writing, one proceeds on the premise that this weblog qualifies as not-meaningless, since it is, or appears to be, a form of "writing." Image: Banksy.)
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Flying High in a Coal Mine
A screenplay has as many moving parts as a 747 and faulty assembly is not unheard of--which explains why they so often crash and burn. And here's a fine comment from a writer quoted in the helpful handbook Your Screenplay Sucks by William Akers: "Screenwriting is no harder than, say, coal-mining; but it is darker."
Posted by Richard McNally at 9:02 AM
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