Almost every screenwriting book and teacher will tell you that a film script is merely a blueprint, a guide that should be followed but also allow room for change as things will vary from how you see the work in your head while writing, to the finished film that ends up on screen – especially if your not directing the script yourself. Hayter Street is a good example of the script as blueprint, with nothing set in stone. The experimental nature of the film allowed for lots of riffing on the script and as you can see below, the one page equals one minute of screen time formula did not apply. Without sounding too pretentious, I always thought of the production in the spirit of jazz musicians improvising a piece of music and threw all of the rules out the window, you should too.

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