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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Edward Zwick, Clayton Frohman HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Mentor LA
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 7, 2008
Defiance - Ed Zwick and Clayton Frohman

Q1: For the purpose of recording purposes, would you mind just recording your voices and mentioning your name?
EZ: Well you can just presume that anything interesting will be said by Ed, and the rest will be said by Clay.
CF: Good morning. (laughter)

Q2: Because Clay is the writer.
EZ: We're both the writers.
CF: Yeah.

Q3: So you're the co-screenwriter.
EZ: Yes.
CF: Great.

Q4: It was just occuring to me, when you do a story based on history, like maybe Glory, were there any parallels with how you adapted for a movie structure?
EZ: Well, it helps when the historical fact has intrinsically some kind of shape. Because, the one thing you cannot do is bowlderize history. You can't reinvent. What you can do is compress, and inevitably edit, and dramatize. You know, in history because it's the past, we don't really, we haven't been privy to the conversations and the personalities. In that sense that's exactly what we...

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