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Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.


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Every scene should be able to answer three questions: "Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don't get it? Why now?"



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When the three branches of government have failed to represent the citizenry and the mass of the media has failed to represent the citizenry, then the citizenry better represent the citizenry.



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Forget narrative, backstory, characterisation, exposition, all of that. Just make the audience want to know what happens next.



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It is the writer’s job to make the play interesting. It is the actor’s job to make the performance truthful.



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Opportunity may knock, but it seldom nags.



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We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.



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People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.



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A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.





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