Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Directing and Dictaphones

In a recent Guardian interview Richard Ayoade, the IT Crowd actor and director of the forthcoming 'Submarine', summed up what directing is like using such an accurate and truthful metaphor that I feel I have to share it with you. "It's like trying to tell a joke by recording one word a day into a Dictaphone out of order and reassembling it and hoping the cadence of it works". Brilliant.

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