Hearts in Atlantis

On Taking Direction From Scott Hicks

He will talk me through the rushes
when we’re having screenings at the end of the day but it’s either
pretty self explanatory; when you look at the material you can see
what he’s intending.

On The First Cut

The film always ends up much tighter in the first
cut; a lot of things end up being not necessary anyway, just to
tell the story.

On The Screenplay

always looking to delete dialogue.

On Relying Too Much on the Screenplay

It’s often hard before you shoot a film to say which
bits are going to be superfluous; you have to shoot them but you’ve
got to be careful about what you use.