Steven Zaillian Famous Quotes & Sayings

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9 Steven Zaillian Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Steven Zaillian Sayings: I have a few things that I have written over the years that haven't been 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.
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Steven Zaillian Sayings: When I am writing I don't set a certain number of pages. I do know 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.
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Steven Zaillian Sayings: People who would go to an arthouse cinema and watch a Swedish movie and read People who would go to an arthouse cinema and watch a Swedish movie and read subtitles ... it's a small percentage.
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Steven Zaillian Sayings: I find that most of my scripts have a lot more scenes than most films, 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.
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Steven Zaillian Sayings: You do a draft and you get more notes. You start to get the feeling You do a draft and you get more notes. You start to get the feeling that this either isn't going to happen or it is going to take a really long time to happen, and I never felt that with this [the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo].
Steven Zaillian Sayings: The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they're making The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they're making a film, they start too early into the story. They will try to set up the characters, they will try to establish things before the plot actually starts.
Steven Zaillian Sayings: The similarity between the big directors I've worked with is that they allow the writer 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.
Steven Zaillian Sayings: I'm not one of those people who writes long soliloquies. I'm not one of those people who writes long soliloquies.
Steven Zaillian Sayings: I have no problem with anyone being precise about small things. I have no problem with anyone being precise about small things.