In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Show Must Go On.”
Since the position of writer for a film is unavailable I think the position I would go for is director as that would give me a similar artistic opportunity to put my stamp on a project. The director’s top is turn the written word into an audio-visual version of the story and I would like the challenge of doing so. Many decent scripts have been ruined by director’s choices but that is all the game. Some lacklustre scripts have been bought to life by the artistic touch of a director. Alfred Hitchcock puts zeal on Strangers on a Train which compensates for the glaring story holes, which were probably the result of scriptwriter changes.
I wouldn’t like the attention of being the lead actor, the director has a partial wraith like presence who has the choice of being on the front line.