The Shape Of Water - Script to Screen

2/26/2018; 46 minutes

Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor joins UCSB's Matt Ryan for a Script-to-Screen discussion of "The Shape of Water" (2017) which Taylor co-wrote with Guillermo Del Toro. Taylor recounts her experience sharing the screenwriting duties with the director and developing characters to round out the initial vision of the film. They discuss at length the challenges of writing the unusual two main characters, their human/non-human romance, and the desire to craft a relationship that felt transgressive enough while still seeming authentic and translating well to the screen.
Recorded on 11/30/2017.

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