“A director shouldn’t get in the way of the movie, the story should.”
“A sleeve of heart written down, acted out, then scored on camera’s memory. A screenplay, moving as a city’s cultural architecture, swirling outwards to the world in a director’s guided vision.”
what writing can be and can achieve for movie-making towns.
“A good screenwriter writes either side of history’s spine. Quite magical.”
If you write your screenplay from Iowa or Avondale and haven’t yet been on your proverbial trip to California yet and are imagining what the heck it is like… not to worry, here’s a photo I snapped when I used to write in Hollywood. It was the view from the office once. Enjoy.
Be encouraged, Hollywood really needs non-Hollywood stories written. Keep at it. All the best.
Yeah… this is really the photo to print and place above your writing desk.
“When blueprinting while writing, you’re harnessing existing film markets as you write.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.2.13~
when i lived in hollywood influences from china, israel, russia, california were constantly swirling in the air. i never did bring all the elements into one script, though i feel like i lived that movie. living in hollywood is like being in high school. that feeling never changes. you’re in high school.
“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”