Quote of the Day:

Scripts

  • I want to work with intelligent people and look for scripts that I think are intelligent and surprising.
  • If I were actually Homer Simpson, I'd be getting scripts out the wazoo.
  • Good scripts are hard to find.
  • What Bollywood lacks is scripts. A lot of the films are copies of western films.
  • I regard myself as a beautiful musical instrument, and my role is to contribute that instrument to scripts worthy of it.
  • I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.
  • There are no great scripts - just great films.
  • Well if somebody's giving me a script, I'll consider it. But it's not something I'm chasing.
  • I always want to read the script before I totally commit.
  • It doesn't help anybody to put out a bad script.
  • I read every script from beginning to end, and I read every draft that I can. I like the show, I like the character, and I want to protect both of those things.
  • What Bollywood lacks is scripts. A lot of the films are copies of western films.
  • The script comes first. If that isn't good enough, you know it's gonna be a long ride.
  • I take a script and mull over it and underline the bits I want to emphasize. When I go to the set, I know exactly what I want to do.
  • When I initially read the script, it goes inside and comes out different things even without commenting on any stuff. And then, those pieces are taken out and then spread out through the movie.
  • It is a difficult one, as you get scripts where women are just objects.
  • I had written a script called Freed, which I had wanted to direct.
  • I'd love to see a good script of one of my books, in these years of animations and comic book sequels, and had so many written over the years, but none quite clicked.
  • I suppose I can do more for a script as an actor than as a writer - in the film sense.
  • I look for a director with a script he likes a lot, but I'm probably after the directors more than anything.
  • If I read a script and find it engaging and I start making choices in my mind on how to approach the work, than that's a good indication that it is something worth pursuing.
  • Inspired music arises from an inspired movie which arises from an inspired script.
  • Here's the thing - you can't be careful about what you pick because what looks like on paper is going to be a great script has often turned out to be a disaster, so there's no way to know what's going to work or to pick the right thing.
  • TV feels quite constipated, and the thing I find particularly difficult is the branding of the channels where it's not 'Is it a good script?' but 'Is it a BBC2 script?'
  • I have thus decided to make a certain film and now begins the complicated and difficult-to-master work. To transfer rhythms, moods, atmosphere, tensions, sequences, tones and scents into words and sentences in a readable or at least understandable script. This is difficult but not impossible.
  • It`s the only time my education has come in remotely handy. -on using her Russian literature studies for copying her "Van Helsing" script into Russian to acquire a Slavic accent.
  • I'm an optimist; I always hope that each new script is going to be a great story.
  • It's very rare you get a great script just handed to you, or sent to you, by someone you don't know.
  • I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script.
  • I knew her work very well and I knew that if she offered me a role in her movie, it wouldn't be something stupid. So I agreed to do the film before I read the script.
  • Actors tend to not know how their performances are going to actually be used. Even though the script says one thing, in the edit, it can be something else.
  • A script is not a piece of literature it's a process.