I love intricate plotting and exciting twists, but I realize more that people enjoy a good story in a simple, focused way.
No one prepared me for the stress and insanity of a week leading up to a movie. Years and years of work come down to three days.
I didn't write 'Snow White' for any class, but I got bitten by the screenwriting bug and wrote a couple of scripts in my spare time instead of going to keg parties or something.
Those are the two best words in English, 'Bidding' and 'war'.
A script is a unique literary form, because it's not the end product; it's a blueprint. If you're not thinking of that end product, there's going to be a disconnect.
Very often, things that people may think come from the writer, very often don't. There's a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to making a movie. When you hear a line of dialogue that sounds kind of tinny, it's pretty easy to cite the screenwriter. But there's a lot of stuff that goes into making a movie.