This is always what I wanted to do. What I love about it, I love the sound of dialogue, I love writing dialogue. My parents took me to see plays all the time as I grew up, and lots of times I was too young to understand the play—I saw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? when I was nine, but I loved the dialogue, it just sounded like music to me, I wanted to imitate that sound.
As a result of my introduction to it being dialogue and not story-telling and never being one of those guys sitting around the campfire and “I’ve got a million of ’em, let me tell you a story” … My Achilles heel is plot, which sometimes I consider this necessary intrusion on what I really want to do which is write dialogue, and that’s why I talk about just “build the car first” and then I get to do the kinds of things that I want to.“