Chapter 7: Story - What's it All About?
* At UPA we were heavily influenced by two Hungarians and a Russian: Graphically by Gyorgy Kepes and his book, "Language of Vision," story construction by Lajos Egri and his book, "The Art of Dramatic Writing," and cinematic scenography by V.I.Pudovkin in his book, "Film Acting." I wish I could say that I achieved all I've written about here in my own films. I think that my failures may have been just about balanced by successes. But through it all the principles of Kepes, Egri, and Pudovkin were the bedrock standards I constantly attempted to work by.