On Knowing Whether a Film is Working

“Sometimes. Most of the time. It’s easy to get lost when you’re shooting a film. That’s why it’s so important to have a great script and just stick to that script. Once you start changing stuff, you’re fucked. My experience has been that when the script’s good, and they stick to the script, you’ll be okay. 12 Monkeys was shot exactly how it was written. In Pulp Fiction, the places where you laughed when you read the script were the same places you laughed when you saw the movie. But I’ve had those other experiences where they just chuck the script out the window, and those movies are always trouble.”

— Bruce Willis