"I just don't think a giant flaming blob of alien ectoplasm would say that."
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"It's been done, but I don't think it's been redone."
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"I know you probably hear this all the time, but I've got a great idea for a balloon animal."
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"I couldn't tell if it was a fable or it was badly written."
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"Which should we go see: the straight romantic comedy where the heroine's best friend is a gay man, or the gay romantic comedy where the hero's best friend is a straight woman?"
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"The problem is there's no engine. Just a mysterious plot device."
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"Sometimes you just option it because your gut tells you this is a book that has to be butchered."
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LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID MAMET
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"The script isn't funny, but maybe if we put some unfunny actors in it and get an unfunny director it will be funny."
"It was the best of Starbucks. It was the worst of Starbucks."
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Good Cop/Hollywood Cop: "Confess or my partner will make you read his screenplay."
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"He's done it your majesty! He's turned lead into a screenplay!"
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"I have to ask you a few questions. I've written a screenplay. Would you read it?"
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"I've sent last minute treatments to all the major studios."
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"My entire life is in re-write."
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"You each have a job to do and I want you to give it your best as we read my screenplay."
"Is this the wobbly table? I'll put my screenplay under this leg."
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"Oh, pardon me. That's not the menu , that's my screenplay."
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What the Person Sitting Next to You at Starbucks is 'Working On'
"No movie deal yet, but Kinko's extremely interested in the idea of making multiple copies of your screenplay."
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"Okay, who can tell me what he did wrong?"
"It's time you started thinking about your future, young man ... "