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i think there's truth to this

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I've always thought of film as closely related to literature, the same way that drama has always been considered a sub-category of literature. Nobody considers it strange to discuss Eugene O'Neill or Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams as writers, even though they wrote for theatre -- or, going further back, Shakespeare, Moliere, Sophocles.

I've experimented with film and video formats myself, and the creative process doesn't feel much different, in my experience, from the process of writing text on paper.

-- Levi



i think there's truth to this

Posted to Utterances




I've always thought of film as closely related to literature, the same way that drama has always been considered a sub-category of literature. Nobody considers it strange to discuss Eugene O'Neill or Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams as writers, even though they wrote for theatre -- or, going further back, Shakespeare, Moliere, Sophocles.

I've experimented with film and video formats myself, and the creative process doesn't feel much different, in my experience, from the process of writing text on paper.

-- Levi