Thursday, January 25, 2024

Quote of the Day (Nancy Bilyeau, on Screenplays at Their Best)

“Screenplays are widely perceived as minimalist pieces of writing, bereft of the flair and texture of prose. But that's not true. A fine script includes complex characterization, flavorful dialogue and evocative action—all greatly distilled. It's boxed French cognac to a novelist's bottle of Merlot.”—Novelist Nancy Bilyeau, “Word Craft: Hollywood's Gift to the Novel," The Wall Street Journal, March 16-17, 2013

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