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True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature. – Robert McKee


“Follow your characters around, let them drive the action”– P. T. Anderson


Everybody has a perspective. Everybody in your scene has a reason. They have their own voice, their own identity, their own history… But if you don’t know who everybody is and why they’re there, why they’re feeling what they’re feeling and why they’re doing what they’re doing, then you’re in trouble. – Josh Whedon


The quality of your writing will be directly related to your understanding of human behaviour. You need to become a journalist for the movie that is in your head. You need to report on it; every scene has to be real. – Tony Gilroy


“Write what you know” is the least useful maxim for writers. It’s nonsense. You should write whatever you want. – Jonathon Nolan

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