I understand where you're coming from. There are two versions of a script that are written. One is the spec script, which forms the basic story and flow of things. It is what you can usually read.
The other is called a shooting script. This version has camera angles, editing choices, sound cues, and many other aspects written into it. It is a roadmap of how a film would look in its final stage. This is usually compared with dailies to check the progress of a film as well. A well-run production would operate this way.
So when I say the script is a part of the visual language of the film, it includes these aspects. There definitely might be a slight bit of cognitive dissonance when I don't specify this exactly and that point is well taken.
I've been watching films in theatres since 1993. I would have been a four-year-old at the time. My relationship with cinema is the longest-standing one I've had, and it is still going strong. You'd think I'd have had every unique cinema-going experience by now, but you'd be wrong. Trying to watch The Warriorr was a tribulation like never before.
Owing to a power failure at my local movie hall, I needed three attempts to watch the movie. I received two free tickets. I also watched one extra movie for no cost. But, we are not here to talk about the undercooked and underwhelming at....