Archive for category: John Sayles

“And then I just go ahead and write that dialogue” – John Sayles [Part 1]

19 September, 2009 (10:48) | by Richard T. Jameson, Interviews, John Sayles | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 66-67, March 1981] Introduction by Richard T. Jameson When it comes to new hope for the American cinema, filmcrit types are always in the market. New hope in 1980 took the form of a low-budget festival film with the misunderstandable title Return of the Secaucus 7. It wasn’t a documentary, […]

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“And then I just go ahead and write that dialogue” – John Sayles [Part 2]

19 September, 2009 (10:47) | by Richard T. Jameson, Interviews, John Sayles | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 66-67, March 1981] Continued from “Part 1″ here. Your characters in Secaucus 7 are very natural; it’s as though you knew them like friends. I’d like to know how you developed your characters, how you chose them, and how you made them come alive. I don’t really remember writing the […]

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“And then I just go ahead and write that dialogue” – John Sayles [Part 3]

19 September, 2009 (10:46) | by Richard T. Jameson, Interviews, John Sayles | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 66-67, March 1981] Continued from “Part 2″ here. How do you feel about writing these low-budget films? Do you see advantages in it, or are you hungry for millions of dollars per budget? If I had millions of dollars I’d probably make millions of small films. Part of it is […]

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