A selection of very of talented film and TV makers talking about their craft. What could be better?
The first video shows selected screenwriters discussing writing. My favourites? William Goldman (just a touch of him here, check William Goldman speaks for more) and Fay Kanin and his Most Embarrassing Moments story. If you feel compelled to look for the complete interviews on Youtube, you’ll be a wise person.
Then Charlie Kaufman discusses his craft. Wow! An absolute 45 minute jewel of a lecture.
Steven Spielberg’s talk is deeply felt and touching. He always seemed to me a shy kind of person but here, for some reason, he sounds relaxed and happy to talk about things he really cares about. Cecil B. Demille, westerns, 8mm cameras with a turret, toy train wrecks… Really worth watching.
More about screenwriting in Save the Movie! The 2005 Screenwriting Book That’s Taken Over Hollywood — And Made Every Movie Feel The Same, Screenwriting Tech, Best Scriptwriting Books Ever: The Art of Dramatic Writing and On Screen Writing, According to Edward Dmytryk, amongst many other posts!