In His Own Words: Stephen Kessler Shares a Scene from 'Paul Williams: Still Alive'
Stephen Kessler's documentary Paul Williams: Still Alive is an exploration of Williams--actor, singer/songwriter, and Kessler's childhood idol. In an exclusive scene Kessler shares on Indiewire, the filmmaker and subject order food at a Thai restaurant--and a revelation is made.
Says Kessler, "In writing class, they tell you that the scene is never about what it’s about—that what the characters are saying isn’t what’s important—it’s what they’re feeling. And years later, when my editor David Zieff and I looked at the footage from the Thai restaurant, we realized that the whole interview wasn’t worth much, but the part where we were ordering lunch, that might be a very revealing event to cut a scene around."
Read more here. Watch the scene below.