by Scott Holleran (@ScottHolleran) Kicking off the 7th annual Classic Film Festival in Hollywood was a 40th anniversary screening of 1976's crusading reporter-themed All the President's Men at Sid Grauman's historic Chinese Theater. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) also featured a panel discussion on journalism in movies during the recent festival. Speaking on the press in motion... Continue Reading →
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Truth is always duller than fiction.
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.
I think too many screenwriters try to be commercial as opposed to being accessible. Find that material which speaks to you and has a certain truth. Forget about whether it's commercial.