I’ve been listening to 1989 for a few months now, it’s quite addictive. In the deluxe version, Taylor Swift talks about her different music composing techniques. It makes me think about how I write films.
Some people think of plot, others are obsessed with characters. For me, it’s about a scene. Usually, it’s a scene that mesmerises me so much that I want to write a whole entire film just to get to it. This approach means that it is very hard to write and develop feature films as you have to grind away to make the story fit.
This is also why I love short films so much, it lets the audience decide with their imagination what happens before and after.