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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #3

“The Script Is Done”

Why the script is never really ‘done’

 

“Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and thenyou’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth,without pity, and destroy most of it.”8

—Colette

The Fuck-Up…

You may already have a good idea about what movie you would like to make. You may even already have a script. But where many new filmmakers go wrong is naively thinking that what’s in their head or on the page will not, and/or should not, change.

Many inexperienced filmmakers believe that what they have imagined and written can and should translate completely unmolested into what they shoot, edit, and release. However, this notion has never actually been a reality throughout ...

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