Akiva Goldsman Quotes

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer

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Akiva Goldsman


The idea of starting with that Kanye [West] song is declarative. It says, "This is the kind of story we're telling."

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Sometimes you see auteur TV shows and movies, and those are great.

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Let there be a wide breadth of possible ways to create.

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Anything you make has its own wavelength and its own sound. It's like a tuning fork, until the things that resonate are correct for it.

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As you always discover when you make something, typically if your object isn't frivolous, people's relationship to it isn't frivolous.

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If we don't keep people engaged, we're not going to move you. And if we move you, we've done something useful. That's what anybody who writes genre knows.

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I think people underestimate the value of collaboration, especially for writers.

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Adaptation is always the same process for me, which is some version of throwing the book at the wall and seeing what pages fall out. It is trying to imagine, remember the story, read it, put it down, and then write sort of an outline without the book in front of you with some hope that what you like about it will be filtered and distilled out through your memory and then that will be similar to what other people like about it.

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I have now become so infatuated with television. I think television has become elegant.

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Love scenes are the hardest things in the world and if you enjoy them, that's wonderful, because nobody making them sits there and goes, 'Let's do that again tomorrow.'

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What happens is that the experience of writers working together and the idea of creative collaboration is so delightful, but it has been relegated to TV.

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As television is learning some of the movies' great tricks, movies are taking what's good from TV. Maybe it will all become one big thing, with smart, talented people who love a thing, helping each other be better.

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