Douglas Wood Quotes

Right now, writing for me is most rewarding because I'm old enough now to have something to say, which probably wasn't always the case... view

By: Douglas Wood

Robert Altman's Nashville is my all-time favorite film because it covers all the bases - it's original, moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining... view

By: Douglas Wood

That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner... view

By: Douglas Wood

The best way for a beginner to write for animation is to closely watch animated films, then read the screenplays for them afterwards... view

By: Douglas Wood

The major studios don't differ very much from one another as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure... view

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Originality is, for me, the most important quality in a script... view

By: Douglas Wood

When I saw The Player, I came out with knots in my stomach because it was so true to my experience... view

By: Douglas Wood

Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true... view

By: Douglas Wood

While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able... view

By: Douglas Wood

Working in Hollywood can be tumultuous, with incredible highs and lows and you need to be grounded... view

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Write the kind of movie you would want to see, in a genre you love... view

By: Douglas Wood

There is nothing like the high of being on stage and reaping applause, especially for emotionally needy people like me!.. view

By: Douglas Wood

I am a big fan of the TV series Taxi which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen... view

By: Douglas Wood

I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project... view

By: Douglas Wood

Animation scripts tend to be much more descriptive and are lighter on dialogue... view

By: Douglas Wood

But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity... view

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Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability... view

By: Douglas Wood

Fear of failure has always been my best motivator... view

By: Douglas Wood

All of the material for The Fine Line was created via improvisation with my partner, but not in front of an audience. We'd continue to refine it in front of an audience based on their responses until it was set and scripted... view

By: Douglas Wood

I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust... view

By: Douglas Wood

I know a lot of people in the business recommend the many Story Structure seminars being offered here, but I point to them as the single biggest contributor to lousy scripts... view

By: Douglas Wood

I love all of Albert Brooks' work from Defending Your Life back to his first film, Real Life, but am sorry that he seems to have lost his edge in his more recent work... view

By: Douglas Wood

I used to love Woody Allen but feel he's become a hack as a director. Bullets Over Broadway is the only film of his I've enjoyed in the last 10 years... view

By: Douglas Wood

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston... view

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I was only in one play at Steppenwolf, in the early days... view

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I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches... view

By: Douglas Wood