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The fact that media coverage often juxtaposes her good looks with her intelligence doesn’t say as much about her, she pointed out, as it signals a need in American culture for more female voices and viewpoints. She wanted to be able to cast herself in roles that wouldn’t require her to play the typical parts offered to young actresses, the perfunctory girlfriend or a crime victim. The daughter of real-estate developers who moved a lot, following projects, said her nomadic lifestyle as a child influenced her choices as an adult.“We’re all drinking from this cultural milk in which there are not many stories of strong, powerful, sexy, entitled women because there are not yet that many female writer-directors, but that’s changing,” said Marling. She also was looking for control.“How terrifying to surrender your life to being chosen all the time,” Marling said. Writing so that I can act became a way of having not more control over my future but not having to wait for permission. Back then, theater was her only constant, and she grounded herself by writing and directing her own plays and casting her friends.“They were very silly and also very dance-heavy,” she said.The trio lived together in a house in Silver Lake, where they did nothing but write, read textbooks about screenwriting, and analyze films.
For two years, she read how-to screenplay-writing books while working on scripts with her two roommates.The three friends wrote some scripts together but decided they worked better in pairs. ’ And we ended up with ‘Sound of My Voice.’ ” Their other film, “Another Earth,” which hinges on the discovery of a duplicate planet, came in part from a piece of video art Cahill made in which he interviewed himself in a split screen. All of that helped her to realize a key truth about herself: “” It’s maybe the single comment I read or hear more than any other from people in the film business, what they want when they pick up a script and read it: To feel something.“Zal actually had a dream that he was bound and blindfolded and walking down to a basement. “We were like, what if you could confront yourself? ”I asked Marling why she thinks she has succeeded so far as a screenwriter, and she paused for quite a bit. Since the default mode in Hollywood is cynicism [the topic of the next Business of Screenwriting post], if you can write a script that actually causes a jaded representative, producer or studio exec to have a meaningful emotional response to your story, you will have accomplished something — and more than likely generated interest in you as a writer.* “Nothing more to add to that. After they finished the documentary, Marling’s parents convinced her to finish college and she graduated as valedictorian in 2005.