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I think, because I've been working for a while, I've been working since I was ten, I had the fortune of reading a lot, a lot of scripts.
I'm probably working on three different scripts at any time, so there's never a time where I've got nothing to do.
The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, 'What does that mean?' But I feel aware of it when I'm reading scripts.
Success is freedom - scripts coming your way and getting to choose the stories you want to tell.
With all the lines I have to learn for TV scripts, I don't think I have any problems with forgetfulness - that's brain exercise enough for me.
I've got a big closet of scripts, and a big stack of scripts on the side of my desk, because you get a whole bunch. Nothing's going to be perfect, and I realize that; but I am a perfectionist, so you go through a lot of stuff.
It's a weird thing when you spend your life trying to find these great scripts and great parts. You are reading scripts, you are traveling the world, you are hassling your agent. You are trying to find that script.
I've sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn't capture the characters.
When I was a kid, I wrote to the BBC, and the producers sent me a huge package through the post with 'Doctor Who' scripts. I'd never even seen a script and couldn't believe that they actually wrote this stuff down. It sort of opened a door.
I watch the TV or learn scripts while on the elliptical - need to get back on it!
Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!
Am I getting better at making choices? Well, I think I might be getting better at reading scripts.
Benicio Del Toro
I spent as much time writing proposals in '98 and '99 as I did writing scripts.
My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot.
My partner Dan Ireland wants me to direct, and I read a lot of scripts - some good enough that I could see myself. But then it's like, so what? Who cares? Let someone else direct it.
But most scripts are terrible. Most projects are bad, that's just kind of the way it is. And I'm not really attracted to those.
I hate going to bed. I read scripts, clean, listen to the radio - I've fallen asleep to 'This American Life' more times than I can count!
I listen to music, I read scripts, and I know pretty intuitively if I can unlock it in a way. It's actually very liberating when you understand that not everything is for you.
There are no great scripts - just great films.
I just choose the scripts I want to work on. I don't know why. It's not something conscious or that I'm doing on purpose.
I most enjoyed doing 'Whites,' a show BBC2 cancelled after one series. It had some beautiful, witty, charming scripts and was one of the most positive ensemble pieces I've done. I thought the end result was really special. I'm still confused about why it didn't last longer.
The script is a blueprint for the film - there are very few bad scripts that make good movies. If you really like the character and understand the utility it serves within the movie, that's a part of my process.
I was always writing scripts, and I had made several shorts, before and after film school. But I worked a variety of temp positions over the years.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
I have a very good memory for scripts. I can watch a show I like once, then remember about 90% of the script. But ask me who was in it, and I wouldn't have a clue.
The multilevel, the conscious and the unconscious, is natural when I write scripts, when I come up with ideas and stories.
John F. Kennedy
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