Wednesday, January 05, 2005

José Rivera interiew

Screenwriter José Rivera, whose film The Motorcycle Diaries was one of the critical hits of 2004, is interviewed by Richard Stayton for the Writers Guild of America, west.
Some of the best collaborative work I have ever done with a director was with Walter [Salles] because he doesn't rewrite you. He makes very precise and interesting comments on everything you've written, and some of them yield new things. For example, I knew he wanted a certain atmosphere of Buenos Aires captured. And I remember writing a scene where he rides over a bridge and the motorcycle slithers through this traffic accident. Just little things like that where he would have an idea and I would come up with details.

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