When I write, I sit in front of the computer and pound the keys. I start at the beginning and write fast, leaving out anything that isn’t necessary, aiming at all times for the hard core of the narrative. I can’t write without that urgency. Something is wrong if it takes more than five days to finish a screenplay. A story created this way will always be full of life.
Herzog is so polemical and that’s part of why I love him. I’ve never tried writing a screenplay in just five days but I would love to. I also think that this way of writing could lead to some real dreck.