What does a Woody Allen script look like?
I’ve heard the stories about being on-set and him telling the actors to say whatever you want and don’t worry about the script. But at the same time, his dialogue is so famous and specific and original and unique to him…and obviously his prose is so wonderful as well. I was curious to see how it looks and it looked a lot more normal than I expected. It looked kind of just like a normal script. But I guess because the movie scripts, in his case, are not a blueprint for investors, he can get away with saying things like, “They go to a beautiful site and there’s a beautiful shot of Rome.” Whereas scripts that are blueprints for investors have to say things like, “The sexiest woman in the world comes out and sleeps with this average man,” so the audience can live vicariously through him.