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Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has as many characters as this does, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it. That took all the time we had in editing. ---->>>

I've always had a compassion for characters in novels - the sense that they are, whatever they might think, living in a world that has a shape they don't know and can't finally alter. ---->>>

I write in expectation that readers want to participate in a kind of two-sided game: They are trying to guess what I am up to - what the story's up to - and I'm giving them clues and matter to keep them interested without giving everything away at the start. Even the rules, if any, of the game are for the reader to discover. ---->>>

The bottom line is, it's a great script and that's very inspiring and makes you want to overcome whatever technical difficulties you come up against. ---->>>

Realistic novels simply pretend that the rules of their invented worlds are identical to the rules of actual life, but that's a ruse. ---->>>

But I'm very happy to work within tight parameters, and when you know you have an actor for two days, and you have to get that work done in two days, that focuses the mind wonderfully. ---->>>

I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly, but scheduling it was a nightmare. ---->>>

Men tend to try to struggle to be more rational and reduce things to simplicity more and are more impatient with ambiguity than women are. ---->>>

Fundamentally, whether directing in the theatre or a film, you have to be a good storyteller, regardless of the form. The thing I had to work hardest at was thinking in shots. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-01, 1942
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Occupation: Writer
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John Crowley (born December 1, 1942) is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and mainstream fiction. He studied at Indiana University and has a second career as a documentary film writer. He is best known as the author of Little, Big (1981), which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and has been called "a neglected masterpiece" by Harold Bloom, and his Ægypt series of novels which revolve around the same themes of Hermeticism, memory, families and religion. Crowley wrote the bi-monthly "Easy Chair" essay in Harper's Magazine for a year; his last column appeared in the February 2016 issue.(wikipedia)