Sometimes I think the family I was brought up in was 100 years out of date.
We can't keep thinking in a limited way about what cinema is. We still don't know what cinema is. Maybe cinema could only really apply to the past or the first 100 years, when people actually went to a theater to see a film, you see?
It may be that the books that were best liked in your lifetime are not the ones that are best liked 100 years later.
The history of screenwriting - of what we do - is more than 100 years old. It's thousands of years old, going back to Sophocles and Euripedes. I believe the only - the only - separation for being a dramatist is reading drama.
S. Jay Olshansky