misc Alexander Payne shares his most valuable screenwriting lessons


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"Payne prefers to keep his movies to under two hours. “I tend to think that a writer really knows his or her stuff when I open a screenplay and see that it’s around 98 pages,” he says, only half-joking."

Hell yeah! I'm SO sick of movies with 2 1/4 hour+ run times. Most of them have me mentally figuring out all the things I would have trimmed.