Rest in Peace, Frank Pierson.
“At each level you reach, you have to tear up what you have done before, which cost an enormous amount of psychological and emotional energy. That makes the process of screenwriting very, very difficult. And I don’t know any screenplay that I have ever worked on where I did not go through ten to twelve or sometimes sixteen drafts before I showed it to anybody.”
[Quote via The Poor Dancing Girl She Won't Dance Again]
We were originally a Channel 7 Eyewitness News family because the old man occasionally drank with Roger Grimsby. Later on, I distinguished myself by moving to Channel 4 because I liked all things NBC, starting with Bryant Gumbel, and later Bob Costas, at the NFL Today, right on down to Chuck and Sue at 5. My grandmother was down with Jim Jensen on CBS.
Which local news team did you follow?
What makes the Hottentot so hot? …Courage, y’all, courage…
As Bugs Bunny would say…”Gasp.”