It Might Be the Cocaine and the Casting Couch Too, But Westlake’s Too Polite

A great interview with Donald Westlake: “Westlake sees a vast gulf between writing novels and screenplays. ‘When I write a novel, I’m God. When I write a screenplay, I’m a cupbearer to the gods.’ On a movie set, ‘No one’s in charge. Moment by moment, day by day, it might be an actor, it might be the money, it might be the weather. If it rains in a novel, it’s because I want it to.'” (via Sarah Weinman)

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