As for suspense, I like to write books that draw you into the hero's plight from the opening pages, where people put their lives on the line for something - a belief, a family member, the truth.
Books Draw Family Family Member Hero
But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.
Cast Contribution Director Film Fit
The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
Failures Front Man Nothing Page
All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing.
Alone Building Committee Congressional Dry
The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history.
Embedded History Nation Our Pages
Write a page a day. It will add up.
Day Page Up Will Write