Familiar. . And yup! I posted on this in an old Exeter thread a while back: Part 5: Every Film is Written Three Times There’s an old Hollywood axiom, frequently attributed to Hitchcock or Kubrick but its actual provenance is unknown, which goes something like: Dennis had written the script, committing the story to written words. Scott Cummins had directed the show, committing it to video, “rewriting” it to work on camera. The editors had then constructed the story from the shot footage, “rewriting” it again to work in "time". So, if you were to compare what had been shot to what the script says, you’d see they are different. And when you compare the edited acts to the raw footage from the shoot, you’d see how different it is, too. Each step is a sort of adaptation of the preceding one. What works on the page doesn’t always work on the stage. What works on the stage doesn’t always work on the screen. So, you “rewrite” the story by changing emphasis, rearranging and repurposing material, and sometimes using material in ways it was never intended to.