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Quotations From MICHAEL TOLKIN

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  • 1.
    Come to think of it, Pasadena's as good a place to die as any.
    Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Walter (Fred Ward), The Player, reacting to a murder in Pasadena (1992). Based on Tolkin's novel.
  • 2.
    I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that.
    Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher), The Player, at a script conference (1992). A reference to Jesus' miracle at Cana. Based On Tolkin's Novel.

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  • 3.
    He's a comer. That's what comers do: they get in your face.
    Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Dick Mellen (Sydney Pollack), The Player, referring to a new producer on the studio lot that seems to be ubiquitous (1992). Based on Tolkin's novel.
  • 4.
    I was thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we can just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we got something here.
    Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), The Player, responding sardonically to an idea to reduce the role of writers in movie making (1992). Based On Tolkin's Novel.
  • 5.
    This is a red wine glass. Can I get my water in a water glass, please?
    Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), The Player, having ordered bottled water at a restaurant (1992). Based on Tolkin's novel.

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