“It’s like a good lie. The more you keep the truth in it, the more believable it is. Writing sometimes is coming up with a good alibi, a good story that is plausible,” “Chef” writer/director Jon Favreau says in THR‘s awards season writer’s roundtable, and it’s a good starting point for this video.
Running 55-minutes long, Favreau is joined by eclectic bunch—Chris Rock (“Top Five“), Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl“), Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar“), Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything“), and Graham Moore (“The Imitation Game“)—to discuss putting the pen to the page and chat about some of the most talked about movies of the year.
As you might expect, the conversation is wide ranging, from Nolan talking about his scripts being rewritten by his brother, Flynn comparing writing screenplays to books, and the perfection of an imperfect movie. It’s all good stuff, so check it out below.