“This is the only industry that finances its own blackmail.” — Producer Walter Wanger on Hollywood’s gossip columnists.
“Audience look for the dramatic realism of today. The world is vibrant with life and activity and it is from this life with its intensely human characters that the dramas for the screens must be taken. No period in the world’s history has been richer in dramatic material than the one in which we now live. […]
“The way to write a good moving picture comedy is first to get your idea; you’ll find that either in sex or crime. Those two fields are the great feeding grounds of funny ideas. Having found your hub idea, you build out the spokes; those are the natural developments that your imagination will suggest. Then […]