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Odd Quotes by Directors/Moguls

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"Go see that turkey for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it." Samuel Goldwin.

Sounds like something Yogi Berra might say...

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> {quote:title=clearskies wrote:}{quote}

> "Go see that turkey for yourself, and see for yourself why you shouldn't see it." Samuel Goldwin.

> Sounds like something Yogi Berra might say...

 

Practically everything Goldwyn said (or is credited with saying) sounds like Yogi Berra!

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The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder..... Alfred Hitchcock

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Haven't heard that one but here's another from Goldwyn: "We have all passed a lot of water since then." Then he goes on to say: "If I look confused, it's because I'm thinking."

 

Then John Betjeman, Poet Laureate said: Color and stereoscopy will make the cinema into the greatest art in the world. Bad films will be impossible." Oh well...

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Goldwyn had many classic quotes. Possibly my favorite is, (this may not be exact) "I don't want any yes men around me. I want employees that will tell me what they really think, even if it costs them their job"

 

Edited by: finance on Nov 26, 2010 10:23 AM

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A few other classic quotes { Maybe } from Sam:

 

An oral contract isn't worth the paper it's written on...

 

I don't care if it doesn;t make a dime, I want every man, woman and child to see it...

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Garson Kanin wrote a book that centers around his intership with Goldwyn called _Hollywood._ It's hilarious and full of Goldwynisms. He also discusses his unrequited love for Carole Lombard and that mysterious brothel run by a Mae West clone and staffed by movie star look-a-likes. Wonder if that ever really existed or if it's just Hollywood Urban Legend? Kind of creepy, either way.

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William Beaudine, a master of Poverty Row quickies, primarily at PRC and Monogram, was told to speed up production on a Western: "You mean someone out there is actually waiting to see this?"

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Goldwynisms seem to abound. Here's another: "Going to call him 'William?' What kind of a name is that? Every Tom, Dick & Harry's called William. Why don't you call him 'Bill?'

 

Good grief...

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