I have recently said that writing the screenplay to a film is like carving a sculpture from rock. The initial body of ideas is like a boulder, shapeless and rough, not particularly beautiful. What separates the work of a sculptor from the work of a screenwriter, however, is that where a sculptor must chip away the bits of rock he cannot use in order to find his statue, the screenwriter must chip away all the ideas he once considered to himself good and wholly usable. Screenwriting is a means to discover yourself because you can admire yourself after typing a scene, go back the next day, and say “That’s fucking stupid.”
Trial and error, until you reach an inner peace.
- Drop out of college.
- Downgrade from an iPhone to flip phone. (Don’t need unlimited everything)
- Be happy.
The sick barrage of college, work, college, work, college, work is so devastating to the soul. And that’s just the thing. Nobody understand what I mean when I say that I don’t care about any of it. I hate work because I hardly believe in money, I hate school because a slip of paper from some building saying I can perform a task is a fucking ridiculous idea. I hate the Western concept of marriage. Everything is just so futile.
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Orson Welles on the set of “Citizen Kane”