Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building.
My mum is bright, ambitious, well read, political and very bolshie: when my dad was conscripted into the Army and posted to Libya, she convinced some general to let her go with him. I don't know how she managed it.
Some of the material out there - I don't want to say that it's all bad - but there's a lot of bad stuff out there. You just continue reading scripts, and eventually you find something you connect with.
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
With TV, the pace is so fast, the scripts are coming at you, the directors are firing things at you, it's breathtaking.
Real Christianity is based upon God's word given to us through the scriptures, and His word is final.
The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.
What's frustrating to me is when, on a low-budget movie, people don't take chances. A big-budget movie, that script's your bible; nobody's going to risk going off the page. But when you're doing a very low-budget film, why not take some chances, intellectually, artistically?
When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it.
It's hard to find scripts that know what they are from page one to page 115.
American scripts are usually non-stop conversation. People talking over each other. I like that.
Most people look at ageing as a disease. They do. They have prescriptions and places where you go to eradicate it.
I read as many scripts as I can and just find stuff that I think is interesting, find stories that I think are worth telling.
The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor.
Nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures does it say that God is omnipotent.
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