Friday, April 15, 2011

Just Write It! George R. R. Martin - Laura Miller

"The writer George R. R. Martin left Hollywood in 1994, determined to do what he wanted for a change. He’d had some success in television, working on a new version of “The Twilight Zone” and on the fantasy series “Beauty and the Beast.” But the pilot for “Doorways,” a series he’d developed, hadn’t been picked up, and he was tired of the medium’s limitations. “Everything I did was too big and too expensive in the first draft,” he told me recently. He wanted castles and vistas and armies, and producers always made him cut that stuff. A line producer for “The Twilight Zone” once explained to him, “You can have horses or you can have Stonehenge. But you can’t have horses and Stonehenge.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/11/110411fa_fact_miller#ixzz1JXmxB6Vg"

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/04/11/110411fa_fact_miller?currentPage=all

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