Woody Allen Vows Not To Hire Screenwriter
Notable American director Woody Allen who is best known for his distinctive films, which run the gamut from dramas to screwball sex comedies, has vowed never to adapt any author’s novel for big screen.
Woody Allen insisted that he is not convinced with the fact to use other’s work for movies. Allen is known in Hollywood for his unique working style and is famous for finishing at least one movie every year. However, he is not willing to reduce his workload by employing a screenwriter.
The 74-year old has made legendary movies like Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Alice and Match Point. Allen also added that he loves to control his characters.
"I'm essentially a writer. That's what I do. I like to write and I only direct because I want to get my vision as a writer onto the screen. The fun for me is creating the thing. It would not be fun for me to take someone else's script and direct it."
"I'm a writer who directs things for survival, so I don't turn it over to someone else and then think, 'Oh my God, he's gotten everything wrong and he's doing a bad job and they cast the wrong people'."