The process as you get down to the wire is more of the same, looking backward as well as forward. It's often very helpful at this stage to go back and reread initial outlines and treatments to see if you've lost a story thread along the way that might prove useful. You might also reread transcripts to see if the changes that you've made to the structure are better served by interview bites you didn't pull because you were looking at a very different film back then. It's even useful to look back into research files, to make sure there aren't details and other tidbits that might speak volumes. And, of course, you are by now immersed in the task of making sure that everything that will end up on screen has been fact checked, not once but twice.
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