Author: Jurgen Wolff

One director’s take on ‘write what you know’

Director Michael Haneke was interviewed in a recent issue of Paris Review. This is what he said when asked whether drawing on your own experience and background is good or necessary: “I’ve never seen good results from people trying to speak about things they don’t know firsthand. They will talk about Afghanistan, about children in […]

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How Nick Hornby deals with the long road from script to film

It can take ages for a screenplay to become a film and of course a lot of times the production never happens. Nick Hornby, whose most recent adaptation is Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, deals with it by using the time in between to write his novels. An article written by Joe Berkowitz for fastcreate.com points […]

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Richard Linklater’s no-formula movie plots

At fastcreate.com, Director Richard Linklater, recently feted for his film, Boyhood, shares his approach to coming up with the structure of his films: “There are a lot of stories in the world, and I spend all my time thinking about how to tell them. That, to me, is the cinematic element. That’s the hard part: […]

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