Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2010 May 07 • Friday

Early this year a producer-writer who began by goading me with lucrative offers — first to ghostwrite a book for him on "a sensational idea" (which turned out to be a denunciation of Method acting), then to work up a treatment for him on "an exciting new idea" (which turned out to be a spy spoof with a female spy), and then to do a quick (three-week) rewrite on a script he'd had sitting around for a decade — became rather hurt that I didn't rise to the bait. Puzzled at my refusals, he asked, "Don't you want to do something creative?"

—Pauline Kael, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, "The Creative Business", October, 1966