Tracy Letts Quotes & Sayings

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21 most famous Tracy Letts quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 58 year old American playwright born on Jul 4, 1965.

“It's not a natural translation, transition, to take something from stage to screen. Onstage your action is communicated through the spoken word primarily, and on screen it's communicated through pictures. So it's always been kind of unnatural to take something that lives on the stage and turn it into moving pictures.”
“After the success of 'August,' there were people saying I should change my life. And maybe I should have bought a yacht and traveled the world instead of returning to Steppenwolf to act in and write plays. But I'm from the Midwest, and that's what we do: We go back to work.”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“One of the things you hope you've done as a playwright is create roles that can sustain different interpretations.”
“I grew up in a small town, in a small community, and I would not have had access to great plays when I was a kid were it not for the films of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'”
“The nature of the beast is that film is a director's medium. It's not a Tracy Letts play, it's a John Wells film. 'August: Osage County,' as a play, is done. Written. On the shelf. It'll be performed in its entirety for years.”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“In theater, the playwright is the boss, period. The decisions will go through him or her. In movies, the writer is pretty far down on the list.”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“When books and plays are made into movies, they frequently want to cut out the valleys and just show the peaks.”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“I don't believe moviegoers don't have patience. Screenwriters are told a scene can't be longer than three minutes, that you have to cut to the chase. Not true!”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“I like it when actors get an opportunity to chew into something. They love scenes with beginnings, middles, and ends - scenes that give an arc to their characters and allow audiences to get to know these people.”
Tracy Letts Quotes
“'Killer Joe' provides a lot of red meat for the theater. Pam MacKinnon is the perfect director to shepherd a group of actors who share a certain bloodlust.”

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