The script is not always King


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Posted by Vincent at bg-tc-ppp1217.monmouth.com on August 07, 2001 at 09:39:51:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Kevin and/or Vincent... posted by Michael Raben on August 06, 2001 at 14:44:49:

: Makes no difference, as long as the story is good. With a tight story and interesting characters, it doesn't matter who wrote it. As a director on a low-budget indie, it's your job to give the story a visual life without spending too much money in the process. The script does come first though; if your script sucks, you're in trouble.
: Michael Raben

Not all films are based on "script and "story", Michael. There are experimental films (like ERASERHEAD) that are based on mood and visuals and can be quite abstract, and that doesn't make them "bad".

The script does *NOT* always come first. Film is a visual/aural artform that need not be confined to the rules of conventional storytelling. See 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY or any number of David Lynch films as examples.

Vincent


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