I think that 90 minutes is not enough time to tell a female story. I think that most genres in film are driven by male protagonists — there’s the buddy story, there’s the action film, there’s the epic, there’s the film noir, there’s the romcom, which gets closest to being a female story, but if you’re not George Cukor or Preston Sturges you have a really hard time writing a really good story.
The Olive Kitteridge star reveals how vital television is for telling female stories. Filmmakers, take note.
Film doesn’t have to worry. Movies are awesome. There’s no war going on, theaters aren’t going to lose.
Last night to kick off the first ever Tribeca Innovation Week, former Chief Presidential Speechwriter Jon Favreau sat down to interview Aaron Sorkin about storytelling’s past, present, and future.