Originally Posted by roach
dialogue is a hard thing to master...somethings that sound good on paper don't sound good out loud. I've directed a few films (i'm not famous) and the biggest thing I tell my actors is to make the dialogue their own. Don't feel tied to the words but feel the meaning behind them. I am a weird screenwriter as I don't care it people change my words.
Totally with you. Dialogue is the one thing I spend the most time on because it's tough to get it to sound natural (that and it's a great way to procrastinate). And despite the amount of time I spend, I'm still open to it being changed.