Saturday, 7 December 2013

Screenwriter's Lecture - Mike Newell

In this video, director Mike Newell (Enchanted April, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) focuses on the relationship between the director and the screenplay.

He explains why 'a good man in a bad jam' is a better premise than it sounds, why the Four Weddings screenplay was 'director-proof', where his interest in character comes from, and why his directing style is determined entirely by his writers.



1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

Put your character under impossible pressure and make sure he's Hugh Grant.

I thought Mike Newell really 'got' Harry Potter and I wish he'd directed more of the movies.

What a terrible position to be in, juggling destructive forces against constructive forces. I'll be a constructive force, please.