The feedback that every filmmaker hates and yet needs to hear goes something like this: “Your movie is wonderful! But … what if you rethought the whole project, took a completely different tack and overhauled it?”
Whether you (reluctantly) agree or (violently) disagree with it, criticism can be immensely valuable. Why? Exactly because it forces you to justify your choices and truly pay attention to that little Edward G. Robinson in your gut.
Having gotten a fair share of it about Pause of the Clock so far, that’s just what I’m trying to do.