Work hard on capturing tone and atmosphere through word choice, formatting and using line breaks and white space because those scripts and novels that really captured me ALWAYS had a great voice. Unfortunately, the writer’s voice is the toughest thing to capture on film, so many films fail to capture the essence of a novel or even the original screenplay.
…a Recommend grade is very rarely given… you should not make it your specific goal to get a Recommend as the odds are way against you… you should be very happy if you get a Consider… you didn’t get a C, you actually got an A-. So feel good about that.
Note: The complete interview used to be online, but I can no longer find it. Trust me, it was epic!