Re: Is the writing credit undervalued?
I think it's a collaboration. You would be amazed as the power an editor has over what performance you see on-screen. Lighting sets the mood of the scene. A well-placed piece of music leads to emotionally. A script can be torn to shreds. Just look at Romeo and Juliet and the way that material has been interpreted. The script is the same, but the action is completely different. The script can be light and filled in with what's done on-set. Sometimes story editors stop a script from going over-the-top. It's the whole production team. No one is bigger than the team.
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