Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
You write who you are. But you also cheat, and youwrite what you want to be. It's embarrasing to be the guy who madethe movie, knowing you're not exactly who you want to be.
My writing has a lot to do with who I am, and what my life is like, and my relationships to people.
So with 'There Will Be Blood,' I didn't even really feel like I was adapting a book. I was just desperate to find stuff to write.
I write from my stomach.
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