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Author Topic: Billy Wilder, The Art of Screenwriting  (Read 821 times)
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« on: January 10, 2013, 03:16 PM »

From The Paris Review Online, Billy Wilder interviewed by James Linville:

Pictures are something like plays. They share an architecture and a spirit. A good picture writer is a kind of poet, but a poet who plans his structure like a craftsman and is able to tell what’s wrong with the third act. What a veteran screenwriter produces might not be good, but it would be technically correct; if he has a problem in the third act he certainly knows to look for the seed of the problem in the first act.

« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 07:21 PM »

Thanks for posting.

The Cameron Crowe interview book of Wilder is a must read.
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