Leigh Brackett Quotes

  1. When I write a novel, I am God at my own typewriter, and there is nobody in between. But when I write a screenplay, it must be a compromise because there are so many elements which are outside the writer’s province.
  2. The filmmaking process is a team effort. A screenwriter cannot possibly do exactly what he wants as if he was writing a novel.
  3. Screenwriting is still a challenge for me. It’s more technical than creative. You have to be a very good journeyman plumber and put the proper parts together. Then, if you can still inject a little bit of something worthwhile, you have done as much as can be expected.
  4. Writing a film is like building a brick wall. You have a plan, and you have the blocks. Then, somebody says, ‘I think we’ll take this stone out of here and put it over there. And while we’re at it, let’s make this stone red and that stone green.’

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