I’ve always considered that the last version of my script is the first version of the editing, and that the first version of editing is the last version of my script.
Tarantino’s words highlight the importance for screenwriters to have some experience with film editing. A writer doesn’t need to be a full-blown editor or have edited a feature film, but some time at an editing bay will help. Or simply sitting in with an editor if you can. At the minimum you must read the scholarly writings of uber-editor Walter Murch, which is essential for all screenwriters.
By studying editing, writers will have a better understanding of film economy, the relationships of shots and sequences placed in serial order and jumping in time, and a grasp of cinematic pacing. These are invaluable things to know when constructing a script.
Quentin Tarantino can write verbose screenplays because he always delivers in his film edits. His films are lean, muscular and propulsive, even in their most languid moments. He’s earned the right to write the way he does, because he’s proven he can translate from written word to film with tremendous efficiency and economy. Very few of us have earned that privilege, but it is definitely a goal to work towards.
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To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.