26 March, 2007

Will I ever eat lunch in this town again?

The Times:

"Mr X, an Oscar-winning producer, attacks the industry he relies on as he tells the story of his hit movie that wasn’t."

"This is how it starts: I read hundreds of scripts, articles and books, watch countless films for remake possibilities, listen to tons of ideas – and most of them are crap. It’s like a beauty pageant where everyone has either a monobrow or two noses. When you are reading a script, only one thing truly matters, which I learnt from my old boss Harvey Weinstein: is it a movie? Not is it a good idea, or is it well written, or is there some big star attached. Is it a movie?."

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