"In the film "Adaptation," a screenwriting instructor named Robert McKee humiliates a struggling scribe played by actor Nicolas Cage.
Launching into an obscenity-laced tirade, the McKee character screams, "You, my friend, don't know crap about life! And why are you wasting my two precious hours with your movie? I don't have any bloody use for it!"
The real-life McKee turned in an equally dramatic performance last week in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. This time, he berated the work of bestselling author Clive Cussler."