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“When it comes to screenwriting, it’s the writing. You don’t hear people who want to play professional tennis ask to be introduced to the head of Wimbledon. No, they’re out there hitting a thousand forehands and a thousand backhands. But for some reason, in the case of screenwriting, people don’t think that way. The format makes it appear deceptively easy. If they can type something up in the format that has a beginning, middle, and end, and has some dialogue in between, they think they’ve  written a screenplay. But if you’re a writer with an original voice, and with those other four qualities I just mentioned, somehow, some way, the world is going to find you.”
                                Scott Frank
                                Oscar nominated screenwriter (Out of Sight)  
                                As well as Get Shorty, Minority Report, Marley & Me
                                Interview with William Froug
                                zen and the art of screenwriting 2
                                page 53-54 

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