Thu, 3 February 2022
Directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan, A Journal for Jordan is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Screenwriter Virgil Williams tells Write On: "It's really quite a remarkable love story… I used to say to Denzel [Washington], 'Look at us. We're doing all this work, all because these people loved each other.' That's astounding to me.”
Virgil goes on to give advice on forging a screenwriting career: "Work on your craft all the time. Make it part of what you are, and it doesn't mean that you're sitting at the keyboard all the time; the better part of writing is listening - listening to the way that people talk… listening to your director, listening to your instinct, listening to your story because your story will tell you what it needs and wants."
Direct download: Write_On_-_Virgil_Williams_for_A_Journal_for_Jordan_mixdown.mp3
Category:screenwriting -- posted at: 8:22pm PST