I Can See a Clearer Picture
There comes a threshold when an individual has studied enough craft and has to start making their own artistic decisions. If they can”™t do that by said point, then something isn”™t working in the first place. This is the point I have reached on my screenplay.
This does not mean that one is beyond feedback or the need for assistance. Film is not an individualistic medium by far. I have had help on the writing via the rad professional screenwriting workshop in which I take part and feedback from other professionals. On the next step I will need help. I will have to find someone to ask. And I will have to learn how to ask.
But, in the meantime, after getting run over quite a few times by bad industry advice, I have learned how to choose which feedback to take. Especially as a storyteller.
I trust myself.
So as far as the final revisions go, to those who do not (trust me as a storyteller, that is) and advise that I water something down or dumb something down or gloss something over because it”™s too sad or violent or real, or because it will sell
out better that way a la Pirates of the Caribbean or some other movie for 8 year olds that is only watchable because Johnny Depp is allowed to re-write his lines, well, screw off.
This movie is not for you.
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