Monday, 17 October 2011

Writing Wrongs

I've said this before, but I just want to reiterate to make it very, very clear.

"It wasn't a question of doing everything differently, although they changed the ending; it was mostly a matter of doing everything wrong. They said the lines but they said them all wrong. And they cast it wrong. And they designed it wrong. And they scored it wrong. They did everything wrong they could possibly do. That's actually a fascinating lesson in filmmaking. Because everything they did reflects back to the script or looks like something from it. And people assume that if I hated it then they'd changed the script...but it wasn't so much they changed it, they executed it in such a ghastly fashion they rendered it unwatchable."
-Joss Whedon

If something isn't clear in your script, then that's your fault, Joss. Actors and directors can only work with what you give them.

Kids, bear this in mind.

P.S., Joss, you claimed you wrote Alien: Resurrection to be playful and tongue-in-cheek. I.e., Buffy in Space. But the Alien films always had been, and always should be, serious, by their very nature. Otherwise they just become parodies (which your script did).

P.P.S., watch out for my Auntie Jane. She hates your ending for Buffy and holds it against you. That woman can really hold a grudge.

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