Purgatorial form

One of the best description of screenwriting I’ve ever read:

« The problem with screenplays is there’s rarely an end product. They’re just blueprints. That’s all they are. If they’re not made into movies, that’s all they are, this purgatorial form called « screenplay ». And you can go from one blueprint after another after another and then draft after draft – but it’s kind of like fantasizing about sex rather than experiencing it. »

Rex Pickett, novelist (Sideways) and screenwriter, quoted in Backstory (iPad magazine).

By Martine

Screenwriter / scénariste-conceptrice