Steven Zaillian - Quotes

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I have no problem with anyone being precise about small things. ---->>>

The similarity between the big directors I've worked with is that they allow the writer to find a way of doing what they want done without saying 'do it this way.' They describe what they want, then letting the writer figure out a way to do it. ---->>>

I find that most of my scripts have a lot more scenes than most films, so the average movie might have 100 scenes, my average script has 300 scenes. ---->>>

The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they're making a film, they start too early into the story. They will try to set up the characters, they will try to establish things before the plot actually starts. ---->>>

I'm not one of those people who writes long soliloquies. ---->>>

People who would go to an arthouse cinema and watch a Swedish movie and read subtitles... it's a small percentage. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-30, 1953
Birthplace: Fresno, California, U.S.
Occupation: Director

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and he has been nominated for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball (wikipedia)