Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian

When I am writing I don't set a certain number of pages. I do know that the further into a script I get the faster it goes. As soon as you start making decisions you start cutting off all of the other possibilities of things that could happen. So with every decision that you make you are removing a whole bunch of other possibilities of where that story can go or what that character can do. So when I get maybe 2/3's of the way through I can see very clearly where it is going to go.More Steven Zaillian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a few things that I have written over the years that haven't been made, but I sort of feel like there was a good reason why they were not made. So I am not anxious to go back and fix them. I don't have something in the desk drawer that I think, "The time is right now. If I just do this, it'll be great." It is kind of out of sight and out of mind. I am thinking ahead rather than back.More Steven Zaillian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The similarity between the big directors I've worked with is that they allow the writer to find a way of doing what they want done without saying 'do it this way.' They describe what they want, then letting the writer figure out a way to do it.More Steven Zaillian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have no problem with anyone being precise about small things.More Steven Zaillian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I find that most of my scripts have a lot more scenes than most films, so the average movie might have 100 scenes, my average script has 300 scenes.More Steven Zaillian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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