Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Master Says 210

With an outline you get into a narrative. The narrative automatically becomes reductionary. You have to fight the internal editor, all this received knowledge of how stories work. You got to fight that off as long as you can. And by fighting it off, you can maybe stay out of the editorial brain. You can stay in the inspired brain. Because the inspired brain is where the gifts come from. It's where all the good stuff happens. You don't own it. It's doesn't belong to any one of us. It's a gift. It comes from some greater source. ... It's no accident that Robert McKee has become popular as corporations have taken over studios. It's a one-to-one relationship. (McKee) is a handy primer so accountants can talk about movies. And it's bullshit.

Steven Gaghan

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