Payoff for a writer

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately on screenplays and the concept a writer has for his/her original vision. With any luck and push, he/she might be able to take his/her vision and turn it into a film, but there are the writers out there who just write screenplays for movie studios and directors going along the lines of what they want to see in a film. Ultimately, the producers and directors have nothing to go off until the story is in place.

Recently, I watched the movie “True Romance” directed by Tony Scott, but that wasn’t really why I wanted to see the film. What interested me was the story which was written by none other than Quentin Tarantino. I did a little research on the film and found out that originally Scott met Tarantino and wanted to do “Reservoir Dogs,” but since Quentin wanted to do the film, he let Scott read his other two scripts “True Romance” and “Natural Born Killers.” Scott chose “True Romance,” which by selling the script to Scott, Quinten got money to do “Reservoir Dogs.” It’s reading stories and collaborations like these that make film making really interesting because looking at “True Romance,” a viewer who has seen Tony Scott films before knows the style, but the writing and action all point to Tarantino making this a really cool film.