Monday, June 10, 2013

A brief quote about writing

From William Goldman's indispensible book, Which Lie Did I Tell? (More Adventures in the Screen Trade) (salty language alert):

Mr. Ziegler, referred to earlier [Evarts Ziegler, once Goldman's agent], was once told that technology was going to change everything. He shook his head no. "I don't care," he began, "what you say. I don't care if your fucking technology figures out a way to beam movies from the moon directly into our brains." And here he paused a moment before finishing with this: "People are still going to have to tell stories."

Hear, hear.


SK Waller said...


Roger Owen Green said...

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Kal said...

That is one of my favorite quotes ever. One more go round the script would make so many movie many times better.