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Saturday 23 April 2011

Nora Ephron on Screenwriting

'The screenplay is the big plain pizza, the one with tomatoes and cheese. And then the director comes in and says "you know, it's needs mushrooms." And you put mushrooms on it, and the costume designer throws peppers on. And pretty soon you have a pizza with everything. Sometimes it's the greatest pizza of your life and sometimes you think 'that was a mistake, we should have left it with only the mushrooms.'
-Nora Ephron
Sleepless In Seattle, You've Got Mail, Julie & Julia

1 comment:

  1. Norah's made three of the greatest pizzas in my movie watching life in the shape of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and You've Got Mail.