David E. Kelley
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David E. Kelley
You’ve got to honor your relationship with your audience – that they sit down because they want to be entertained. And that doesn’t mean you…
One of the most fundamental questions people have about defense attorneys is, ‘How can you do that? How can you go to bat everyday for…
If you interview people or friends who work with me, they would say I’m private or internal or don’t emote a lot. Yet I do…
You learn more when things go wrong.
When you create a show, and create characters, these people are like children to you.
When I really have to push and grope and scratch and claw to make a story work, that’s a telltale sign that maybe something conceptually…
The way I personally work is I like to write what I know, what I feel, and also where I am.
My court skills may have atrophied.
So I think a writer should write what he loves, the people he relates to.
I’ve never really told jokes. I’m not good at it.
I think the law changes, which is a nice luxury.
I never thought of myself as a writer.
I don’t think it’s that strange that a show has sort of a bumpy beginning. It’s just part and parcel of the process.
I don’t think I could write a straight drama.
For me, I’m happy to succeed on any network.
But I do believe that in all my shows, I really enjoy the quirky, the eccentric characters, the ones you don’t meet every day.
But Steven Bochco was smart; he knew that viewers were smart.
People are out of their home on a Saturday night or they’re at the movies or they’re at dinner and a lot of the people…
When the stories come easily and the writing process doesn’t feel laboring, that’s usually a good sign for me.
Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it.
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