Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nakadai Tatsuya on screenwriting

At my age, I really don't want to say expository lines anymore! (laughs) Some scripts are full of explanatory dialogue, and they have many scenes where I have to say something just to make the other character say something. In film, silence works much better.
The great Nakadai Tatsuya decries the current state of Japanese screenwriting in the July edition of Eiga Hiho magazine.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, in film silence works a lot better than filler dialogue. Many times in my opinion it's better to just let the scene breathe.