...who was so stupid that she slept with the screenwriter? We didn't tell that one at the talk we gave at the London Screenwriting Research Seminar. But we did mention Woody Allen's line about the movie industry: 'It's worse than dog eat dog - it's dog doesn't return dog's phonecalls.'
We were talking about our experience being adapted for TV and film. At first I thought of us as like birds appearing at a gathering of ornithologists, but on reflection that exaggerates our importance. We were more like a worm and a beetle appearing at a gathering of ornithologists explaining what it's like being birdfood.
An interesting evening, though (at least for us). One question was raised, without really being answered: is it possible for there to be a bad film with a good script? It feels like it should be, but it's difficult to think of an example.