Quotations From MICHAEL WILSON


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  • Here lies.... You know, Weaver, I've forgotten who we just buried.
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden), The Bridge on the River Kwai, in the prison camp graveyard (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle, who spoke no English, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. A restored version of the film credits all three writers.
  • The kind of guts that can get us all killed.
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden), The Bridge on the River Kwai, about the commando chief, Warden (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle received their Oscar.
  • You'd leave your own mother here, if the rules called for it.
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Carl Foreman (1914-1984), and David Lean. Shears (William Holden) to Warden (Jack Hawkins), The Bridge on the River Kwai, when Warden asks to be left behind on a mission following his injury (1957). Wilson and Foreman were originally uncredited because they were blacklisted; novelist Pierre Boulle, who spoke no English, received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. A restored version of the film credits all three writers.

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  • Men are so disgustingly prompt. I think they do it just to put us women in a bad light.
    Michael Wilson (1914-1978), U.S. screenwriter, and Harry Brown (1917-1986), U.S. screenwriter. Angela (Elizabeth Taylor), A Place In The Sun (1951).

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