Lennon and Garant on rewriting

“If you write an action scene well, it might end up being the one thing in the movie that actually resembles your script. Why? Because it will most likely be directed by a second unit director and planned by the stunt coordinator and the CGI guys. And they don’t read a script and automatically start figuring out how to change it. They read a script and figure out how to execute it.”

— Thomas Lennon and Robert Garant

Thomas Lennon and Robert Garant (Writers) are the  team behind Night at the Museum, Balls of Fury and Reno 911! Their screenwriting book, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit is one of the good ones.

Lennon’s essay on why Huell Howser is the opposite of the Internet that is absolutely worth your time.

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