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I have these huge black foam boards on the wall, and tacked to them, I have these white punch cards with my story ideas, scenes and notes.
Our producer Jon Davison thought it would be a good idea to put in additional TV scenes. So, they sent me a tape of these additional TV scenes, and I watched them, and I didn't think they were that great. I didn't think it was worth putting them in.
I'll fly Away took place in the 50's and 60's in America's South, and there are a couple of scenes where me and my friends are supposed to be skinny dipping with these girls.
But I've always felt that the less you know about an actor's personal life, the more you can get involved in the story in which he's playing a character. And I don't like to see movies where you know about everything that happens behind the scenes. I can't engage in the story if I know what's going on in the actor's head.
Too many actors try to get too much out of scenes that they ought to be leaving alone, just doing them quickly and getting the hell out.
I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London. In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other, it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
There are some scenes that work beautifully in a moving, sweeping master, which is how I like to work.
Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.
I didn't disappear; I started writing songs and worked behind the scenes.
When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice.
Hopefully, I'm not stealing scenes from other actors, because then they won't want to work with me.
Unless the story line carries the scenes, the scenes don't really mean anything.
We've rewritten entire scenes and had them animated twelve hours before the show goes on the air. It's not fun.
I want to go behind the scenes as well as on screen. I think you have to make your own destiny in this world.
The so-called commercialism includes elements like story, plots, rhythms and large big scenes.
These scenes deal with what happened before Hannibal Lecter was captured for the first time.
Dino De Laurentiis
I've cut myself out... I've cut scenes out that I was in and that's when you realize that you've got to make the best movie you can.
I used to watch 'Coming to America' every day after school. I have full-on long-running inside jokes with friends and family about different scenes in that movie alone. Also, my brother and I loved 'The Golden Child,' so, yeah: I was a huge fan of Eddie Murphy growing up.
What's fun now is that I have a show at USA that I co-wrote called 'Benched.' I'm completely behind the scenes and not the actor at all.
It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes, so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
I'm always surprised when actors say they don't like sex scenes. It's like a freebie. It's fun to make out with someone. So yes, thumbs up on that.
I don't write a play from beginning to end. I don't write an outline. I write scenes and moments as they occur to me. And I still write on a typewriter. It's not all in ether. It's on pages. I sequence them in a way that tends to make sense. Then I write what's missing, and that's my first draft.
I have to do so many scenes cooking that I wanted to learn how to chop like I know what I'm doing and do certain things around the kitchen that look right.
The process of doing films is not my favorite, but I love television. Television is a quicker turnaround. You shoot more during the day, which makes me feel more productive. It would be like, 'I did five scenes today and ten pages.' That's television.
Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator - I probably would have painted Gothic scenes.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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