Charlie Kaufman: The script I'm starting, it's about flowers. Nobody's ever done a movie about flowers before. So, so there are no guidelines... Donald Kaufman: What about
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The script I'm starting, it's about flowers. Nobody's ever...

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Charlie Kaufman:
The script I'm starting, it's about flowers. Nobody's ever done a movie about flowers before. So, so there are no guidelines...
Donald Kaufman:
What about "Flowers for Algernon"?
Charlie Kaufman:
Well, that's not about flowers. And it's not a movie.
Donald Kaufman:
Ok, I'm sorry, I never saw it.

Transcript:
The script I'm starting,
it's about flowers.
Oh.
Nobody's ever done a movie
about flowers before.
So there are no guidelines.
What about Flowers for Algernon?
Well, that's not about flowers.
And it's not a movie.
I'm sorry.
I never saw it.
How...? Okay, keep going.
Look, my point is that
those teachers are dangerous
if your goal is to do
something new.
A writer should always have that goal.
Writing is a journey into the unknown.
It's not building, you know,
one of your model airplanes.
McKee is a former
Fulbright Scholar, Charles.
Are you a former
Fulbright Scholar?
Say something. I dragged her here,
and now I'm not saying anything.
Make her laugh.
Say something funny.

Clip duration: 50 seconds
Views: 105
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: comedy, drama
Summary: A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.


Actors

Charlie Kaufman - Nicolas Cage