Monday, August 10, 2009

Excerpt : "Sit Ubu Sit: How I went from BK to Hollywood..." by Gary David Goldberg

All successful movies or television shows seem to have one thing in common. They were all turned down, at one time, by someone, somewhere else. Columbia turned down E.T. Universal turned down Star Wars. ABC turned down CSI. Every network turned down All In The Family. At the end of the first studio screening of Breakfast At Tiffany's, featuring the haunting Henry Mancini song "Moon River", the studio head reportedly stoop up and bellowed out, "I don't know about this movie, but that eff'in song is out." And the studio notes on the first screen test of an actor named Fred Astaire read: "Can't act. Can't. sing. Can dance a little."

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