Screenwriting Quotes

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. David Mamet

Turning one’s novel into a movie script is rather like making a series of sketches for a painting that has long ago been finished and framed. Vladimir Nabokov

The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement. Raymond Chandler

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that’s it. Rita Mae Brown

I don’t think screenplay writing is the same as writing – I mean, I think it’s blueprinting. Robert Altman

Dialogue is a necessary evil. Fred Zinnemann