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Think You’ve Re-Written Your Scene Enough? Tony Kushner on Re-Writing “Lincoln”

Playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) got nominated for an Oscar for his dense, literary and poetic screenplay of “Lincoln” (adapted from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals), but the script didn’t happen fast or easy. I heard his first draft was literally 500 pages!

Check out his comments about the toughest scene in “Lincoln”, the seemingly innocuous, but emotionally important buggy ride, which he re-wrote over 100 times.

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This entry was posted on February 5, 2013 by in Creative Process, Film, Rewriting and tagged , , .
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